Our Forefathers were inspired of the Lord to create this land, a land of liberty, a place where God could begin to restore his gospel to the earth. They have often stated that God, or Divine Providence was what inspired them to create this land with the freedoms it has. But the blessings of Freedom started long before the birth of the United States of America.
May each of us be like Captain Moroni in the defense of liberty, especially religious Liberty, for if all of us were like him, the very powers of hell would be shaken forever. We may not go to war, but armed with the power of our testimonies, and a determination to speak out for Religious Liberty, we do as Moroni did, in his day. Here is the account:
"And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.
And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—" (Alma 46:13 http://bit.ly/12oIdBb)
A bit more about Moroni:
"Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men." (Alma 48:17 http://bit.ly/1dnRJOJ)
May we do all we can to stand strong for our beliefs. For our families, our God, our Religion, and our Freedom. As our Forefathers and Moroni and those who followed him did.
This comes from the Book of Mormon, which is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Find out for yourself the promise of The Book of Mormon online now at http://bit.ly/10t8QYm or get a free copy at http://bit.ly/11WKJ1G
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Picture is For the Blessings of Liberty by Scott Snow