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Lundbaek, I added your words to the PowerPoint Presentation I use in my weekly Gospel Doctrine lesson. This coming Sunday a bunch of Texans will read and hear a brief message on the Constitution.lundbaek wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 amNext Sunday, 17 September, will be the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. This is likely the best and most appropriate day of this year to bring to the attention of Latter-day Saints the following message, which I have persuaded the responsible member of our ward to include as an insert in our ward bulletin. May I suggest that you try to find a way to present this or a similar message to your ward.
"230 years ago today 41 delegates to a convention in Philadelphia, after nearly 4 months of deliberation and debate, signed the Constitution of the United States. Some of the signers of the U.S. Constitution, including George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, later testified in their own words of the divine assistance of "providential agency", that "Almighty hand", or the "finger of God" toward establishing the Constitution. And we Latter-day Saints have been told by the Lord Himself in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 101:80 that He established the Constitution of this land by the hands of wise men whom He raised up unto that very purpose. Since that revelation was given in 1833, almost every latter-day prophet and many apostles have testified of the importance of our understanding, upholding, and abiding by the principles of the U.S. Constitution."
One of those I shared this with added the following to it:
"President David O. McKay said it this way: “Other than being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States. If members of the Melchizedek Priesthood allow the U.S. Constitution to be destroyed, they not only forfeit their rights to the Priesthood, but to a place in this highest degree of glory as well. (David O. McKay, The Instructor, Feb. 1956, p. 34)".
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