“Question To The Publisher:”
By Alan on Oct 19 in Blog | Comments Off
From The Family Comments:
Question to the Publisher:
“Why don’t you stick to singing and Strengthening The Family and leave politics alone?”
Well since you asked, . . .
With me, it wasn’t the words on the walls, the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address that struck me so deeply or that created the lasting effect in Washington D.C. when I was there helping produce Ronald Reagan’s Opening Ceremonies several years ago. It was the spiritual conviction that I have in my heart that The United States of America is truly “One Nation Under God”, set apart as a choice land and commissioned with a divine purpose.
As I worked with my brother Merrill at the Lincoln Memorial, and at the request of Nancy Reagan, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir stopped the parade and sang ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ to the President bringing tears to his eyes that I felt and realized the evidence of the Almighty, embedded in divine purpose and deeply rooted of that which I hold most sacred within the Gospel of Jesus Christ and this nation. I realized more as I visited the monuments the connection that God had with our forefathers and the founding of this promised land and His ultimate design for His children, that He created and offered up America by and through a national covenant, or promise to us His children and from us to Him! It is a covenant whose principal blessings include Liberty, Protection, and Prosperity. It is a covenant that through God’s gift of agency we may have salvation unto Eternal life by providing an environment where we as God’s children might choose freely, becoming who we are and what we desire to be, or not.
When I read in my Book of Mormon of a declaration that America “is a choice land” and we are to “be free from bondage,” as long as we “serve the God of the land”, (Ether 2:12) it reminds me that we must keep our covenant to God in order to keep from bondage!
You see, when Columbus landed here, he knew he and the first settlers and founders willfully received the land and nation under covenant. George Washington’s scripture of choice was an ancient prophecy about the destiny of America and as General he knew the many battlefield miracles he witnessed were connected to a covenant with the Almighty; that Thomas Jefferson testified that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution profoundly reflect and codify the American Covenant. I have also learned from the Book of Mormon that it not only deals with religious instruction, but also government, politics, and warfare; why the Prophet Joseph Smith really sought for the presidency of the United States; and how Abraham Lincoln felt compelled to seek out a Book of Mormon during the darkest days of his presidency.
Yes, there is evidence of God’s work from the discovery of this country all the way throughout our history.
As we learn how every victory we have achieved as a nation has been contingent on our ability to live and keep our covenants with God, we will then understand that the covenant that was made by the people responsible for it, and will then come to understand the blessing and obligations of the covenant to God that we must make!
The reason I sometimes speak out boldly is because of the degeneration of the values and morals of our society today and the breakdown of the family. We as a nation are forsaking the Almighty God and our covenants or promises that we have made to Him and God will NOT be mocked!
There are two powers on the earth and in the midst of the inhabitants of the earth — The power of God and the power of the devil! When God put His children here on earth, Lucifer, the son of the morning, and those fallen spirits that were cast out of heaven with him have constantly warred against the work of God!
May we realize this more fully and may God continue to Bless America is my prayer for this blessed land! This is a critical time and this election may be the last one we ever have before the Savior returns to us once again.
I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO HAVE A DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER PRECEDING THIS UPCOMING ELECTION WHICH IS ONLY DAYS AWAY! LET’S LET OUR GOD KNOW THAT WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN HIM AND THAT WE REMEMBER THE COVENANTS WE HAVE MADE WITH HIM!
This is why I “open my mouth” and speak out for what’s right! (D&C 60:2) Let’s “Get NOIZ” and ‘Turn the world around’!
To Anonymous, . . . don’t ask me a question whose answer you really don’t want to hear!
(I hope others will feel free to comment in behalf of truth and righteousness!)
Please forward this to your family and friends!