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Our Divine Constitution (LDS Caucus) ^ | President Ezra Taft Benson

Posted on 07/04/2010 8:04:14 AM PDT by Ripliancum

Happy 4th of July everyone.

President Benson says it plainly, enjoy.


"I desire, therefore, to speak to you about our divine Constitution, which the Lord said "belongs to all mankind" (D&C 98:5) "and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles" (D&C 101:77; italics added).

The Constitution of the United States has served as a model for many nations and is the oldest constitution in use today.

"I established the Constitution of this land," said the Lord, "by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose" (D&C 101:80). "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.

We, the blessed beneficiaries of the Constitution, face difficult days in America, "a land which is choice above all other lands" (Ether 2:10).

May God give us the faith and the courage exhibited by those patriots who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

May we be equally as valiant and as free, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

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TOPICS: Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: constitution; freedom; lds; mormon
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1 posted on 07/04/2010 8:04:17 AM PDT by Ripliancum
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2 posted on 07/04/2010 8:05:05 AM PDT by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-4)
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To: Ripliancum

Thank you for posting this. It is exactly what I was looking for this am.

3 posted on 07/04/2010 9:46:13 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Suz in AZ
You are most welcome. Another thing from this talk that stands out to me is this paragraph. A lot of people make such a big deal about the prophecies of the Constitution hanging by a thread, as if we can't see that happening before us right now. The following by President Benson from this same talk speaks to this, how we as a nation better come together and do it together.

"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."

4 posted on 07/04/2010 10:56:02 AM PDT by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-4)
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