Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Endowed by their creator

I have the phrase "endowed by their creator" as my profile picture because I think it is important to remember that our whole notion of rights that are real and immutable is derived from our country's belief and devotion to our God as having power and authority which is not only above that of man, but which government must acknowledge and submit itself to. Once we abandon that truth, we have abandoned God-given inalienable rights. Our country was founded on recognizing God and truth as superseding the might and reign of the ruling British Empire. Our claim to good government rests on our willingness to build it on a God that stands above government.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, and the signers agreed, that we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. That is not just God in politics. That is God reigning over politics. And it is a shame upon the best of us that we think we can retain that which the founders built by building on some other foundation. If we are too learned, wise, and cowardly to invoke God and self evident truth in politics and government then we are building on a different foundation than the one the founders chose and we must certainly fall.

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