God Gave America to be Free


Faced with the death penalty for high treason, courageous men debated long before they picked up the quill pen to sign the parchment that declared the independence of the colonies from the mother country on July 4, 1776.  For many hours they had debated in the State House at Philadelphia, with the lower chamber doors locked and a guard posted. Continue reading


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While speaking of Adam-ondi-Ahman, Elder Bruce R. McConkie stated, “We now come to the least known and the least understood thing connected with the Second Coming. It might well be termed the best-kept secret set forth in the revealed word. It is something about which the world knows nothing; it is a doctrine that has scarcely dawned on most of the Latter-day Saints themselves; and yet it is set forth in holy writ and in the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith with substantially the same clarity as any of the doctrines of the kingdom.” Continue reading

The Promised Blessings of Being Thankful

Josfamily-prayer-307847-galleryeph F. Smith once said, “One of the greatest sins of which the inhabitants of the earth are guilty today, is the sin of ingratitude” (in Journal of Discourses, 25:52).  Lehi taught that there can not be a sin unless there is first a commandment.  Based on the statements of these two prophets, we should conclude that it is a commandment to be thankful.

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