During the 1987 October General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Ezra Taft Benson spoke about the Constitution of the United States of America. As we celebrate the birth of this great nation, I share a short excerpt from his talk and invite you to read it in its entirety to better understand the religious influences on the forging of these United States.
“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” (3 Ne. 21:4). America, the land of liberty, was to be the Lord’s latter-day base of operations for His restored church.”
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