Thursday, July 15, 2010

We See the Hand of the Lord

"We look upon George Washington, the father of our country, as an inspired instrument of the Almighty; we can see the all-inspiring Spirit operating upon him. And upon his co-workers in resisting oppression, and in establishing the thirteen colones as a confederacy; and then again the workings of the same Spirit upon those men who established the Constitution of the United States. . . . We see the hand of the Lord in these things" (The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p. 191-192).

"As far as constitutional liberty is concerned, I will say, the God of heaven has raised up our nation, as foretold by his prophets generations ago. . . . It is also well known how our forefathers found a home and an asylum in this land from the hand of persecution, and how they planted here the tree of liberty and jealously guarded it from the attempt of the mother country to uproot and destroy it. The hand of God was in this; and it is through the intervention of his providence that we enjoy today the freest and most independent government the world ever saw. "And what was the object of this? It was to prepare the way for the building up of the kingdom of God in this last dispensation of the fulness of times; and as long as the principles of constitutional liberty shall be maintained upon this land, blessings will attend the nation." (The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, p. 188-189).

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