Protecting Freedom: A Basic Part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Multiple excerpts from this video come from a talk by Ezra Taft Benson, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Prophet and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Besides the preaching of the Gospel, we have another mission, namely, the perpetuation of the free agency of man and maintenance of liberty, freedom and the rights of man.” (John Taylor, Journal of Discourses 23:63)

Source: Ezra Taft Benson. Our Immediate Responsibility. BYU Devotional, October 25, 1966.

“As we have progressed the mist has been removed, and in relation to these matters, the Elders of Israel begin to understand that they have something to do with the world politically as well as religiously, that it is as much their duty to study correct political principles as well as religious, and to seek to know and comprehend the social and political interests of man, and to learn and be able to teach that which would be best calculated to promote the interests of the world.” (JD 9:340)

I am only one, but I am one.
I cant do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, that I ought to do,
And what I ought to do,
By the grace of God, I shall do!

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One Response to “Protecting Freedom: A Basic Part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

  • Avatar for Blog Ralph Hughes Says:

    It has been hard for me to accept what appears to the the current (2017) position of the LDS Church on the subjects of protecting freedom and learning, upholding , and abiding by the principles of the US Constitution. But I have become convinced that this change in policy has been caused by American Latter-day Saints having failed America by not being united or faithful in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States. Not only have they generally ignored the admonitions in their scriptures and from their prophets and apostles to study, uphold, and abide by the principles of the US Constitution, but they have also largely ignored the warnings about secret combinations among them striving to destroy their Constitution, gain control over their government and steal their wealth, and instead, have allowed those “murderous combinations” to get above us.

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