July 4, 2012

Our Divine Constitution

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Words of  wisdom from Ezra Taft Benson from October 1987 General Conference :

Our Father in Heaven planned the coming forth of the Founding Fathers and their form of government as the necessary great prologue leading to the restoration of the gospel. Recall what our Savior Jesus Christ said nearly two thousand years ago when He visited this promised land: “For it is wisdom in the Father that they should be established in this land, and be set up as a free people by the power of the Father, that these things might come forth.” America, the land of liberty, was to be the Lord’s latter-day base of operations for His restored church.

Unfortunately, we as a nation have apostatized in various degrees from different Constitutional principles as proclaimed by the inspired founders. We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: “Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.”

I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. It will be saved by the righteous citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church—among others—men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution.

I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed His stamp of approval upon it.

I testify that the God of heaven sent some of His choicest spirits to lay the foundation of this government, and He has now sent other choice spirits to help preserve it.

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Celebrate Freedom!

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Mama Rachel said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder! I am so grateful for the divinely inspired Constitution we have and I am doing all I can to teach my children of its importance! I am happy to say that they know so much more about it than I ever did growing up. :-) (Another reason I'm glad we homeschool! *wink*)

Happy Independence Day, everyone!!!

Caroline said...

KBYU is showing "A More Perfect Union" (a dramatization of the Constitutional Convention) this evening if anyone is interested in catching it and having their kids watch it. We watched very regularly as part of our curriculum when I was growing up. So just a head's up!