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In our day, it seems that we are watching the Constitution being unraveled. But it is not that the actual wording of the Constitution is being changed. Rather, the intent and meaning of the Founding Fathers is being reinterpreted by the courts of our land, thus rendering their inspired intent and wording ineffective.
The Lord established the Constitution of the United States of America by the hands of the Founding Fathers. These were wise and inspired men who were sent to earth and positioned by the Lord for this exact purpose. We read in the Doctrine and Covenants (bold added for emphasis):
77 According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles;
78 That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment.
79 Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.
Brigham Young was one of a number who prophesied that the day would come that the Constitution would hang by a thread. But he also said that it would not be destroyed. Members of the Church will save it. We will include two statements from Brigham Young here (bold added for emphasis):
Will the Constitution be destroyed: No: it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, “The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction.” It will be so. (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, 15).
When the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the “Mormon” elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it. (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 2, 182) President Ezra Taft Benson spoke of this when taught us (bold added for emphasis):
Unfortunately, we as a nation have apostatized in various degrees from different Constitutional principles as proclaimed by the inspired founders. We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: “Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction” (19 July 1840, as recorded by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; ms. in Church Historian’s Office, Salt Lake City). (President Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, November 1987, 4)
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** The following was taken from 100 Signs of the Times. The opinions and views expressed herein belong solely to David Ridges and do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of Cedar Fort, Inc.