David W. Allan
Date: Wed, Jun 16, 2010
Subject: Is their Hope…
Is there Hope of Regaining Our Liberty?
David W. Allan and James Noorlander
ABSTRACT: God is at the helm and LIBERTY is totally integral to His Law. In Him only can we trust. The greatest nation in history, the United States of America, was raised up by Him as He directed our Founding Fathers to write the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution – based on His Law – to provide a standard of LIBERTY for the world to observe and participate in as we live our lives consistent with His Law and the inspired words of these sacred documents – except for the allowance of slavery, which was corrected by Lincoln. His Divine purpose in so doing is to prepare a people for the glorious return of His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who will in turn present those who receive Him to the Father after His Majestic millennial reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. He will use the declining morality of the world to purge His people as the righteous draw closer to Him, and as that decline brings about the wicked destroying the wicked. The righteous need not fear, but be filled with faith and His love for all of Father’s children in the midst of the storms. In Him we have every hope. His is the perfect plan of happiness as He uses adversarial forces to bring about an ultimate good in all of our lives – bringing joy in this life and a fullness of joy in the life to come.
Not only is there hope, but now is the greatest opportunity to show our fidelity to God in helping the Lord in restoring liberty as it was given to us by our Founding Fathers, and it will be even better after the Lord’s return. From our inspired Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." As succinctly stated in its preamble, our Constitution was given to safe-guard our liberty, and as John Adams said, "Our Constitution is made only for a moral and religious people." Noah Webster, the founding father of American Scholarship and Education, and the author of the famous 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, proclaimed that "the principles of republican government have their origin in the Scriptures." And "God’s word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct."
One of the profound truths coming out of the work of our Founding Fathers was religious freedom for ALL religions – even though the work of the founders was Christian based. Agency is paramount in the Father’s plan of happiness.
The preamble reads – as it relates to Liberty:
We the People of the United States, in Order to… secure the Blessings of Liberty… establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Bold added for emphasis throughout the text)
As we study the intent of our Founding Fathers, who were the instruments in God’s hands to give us this inspired Constitution, we find the marvelous truth that the moral foundation of the Preamble to "secure the Blessings of Liberty" is built upon God’s law. In other words for those who have eyes to see, God gave us the Constitution that we may secure the "Blessings of Liberty" as we chose to abide by God’s Law. This has enormous ramifications. Because we, as a nation, have turned away from our inspired Constitution, this has caused most of our problems in America. These damaging changes in our governmental system have occurred when leaders have made uninspired changes – not appreciating that our Constitution was based on "God’s Law" – which is based on eternal truths, that don’t change and when violated have consequences.
As a recent example of how our leaders have turned from our Constitution, Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court stated that the problem with the United States Constitution is that "the word liberty is not defined." He went on to say that the document is a living constitution and its meaning changes with the times and needs of the governed. Others have stated that the Preamble to the Constitution has no legal standing as far as what the Constitution means or doesn’t mean. The truth is – exhibited by overwhelming historical evidence, that both concepts are diametrical opposed to "God’s Law" – His perfect law of liberty. The Bible gives us a perfect definition of liberty. We will see that it is the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Many believe that liberty and freedom are the same; they are not. Many say that our founding documents do not address moral law or the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will find out that they do and this also is fundamental.
Our founding fathers were intrigued with the first chapter of Deuteronomy, wherein the Lord outlines through Moses’ governance by the people – the family and the individual being the fundamental units, which the law and order of government should protect. The Anglo Saxons incorporated these inspired principles into their government around 450 AD. Interestingly, the original seal for the United States proposed by Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin was: "ISRAEL LED BY GOD’S PILLAR OF FIRE; Liberty under God’s Law – Man’s Inallenable Birthright of Freedom." And on the other side of the seal was: "Anglo-Saxon Common Law – Guardian of Freedom."
As our Founding Fathers studied other governments in history and what worked well and what had caused their failures, one of their heros was the Greek, Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) – the great expositor of Natural Law (God’s Law). Most interestingly, even though he had not the benefit of the direct teachings of Jesus Christ, he arrived at the two great commandments (to love, respect, and obey the all wise Creator) and he further points out that justice is impossible except under the principles of God’s just law… "For these virtues originate in our natural inclination to love our fellow-men, and this is the foundation of justice." 
We see that we have "LIBERTY UNDER GOD’S LAW," which the Constitution protects to be promulgated amongst the populace. In other words, as we (individual and as a nation) live God’s LAW, LIBERTY is granted us by our CREATOR. What an incredibly important promise that we as a nation have turned our back on!
The definition of liberty used by the Founding Fathers was based on the Bible. We have the Apostle Paul’s clarion call, "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (2 Cor. 3:17) The Apostle James gives the promise: "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." (James 1:25) In other words, these Apostles are saying that the "perfect law of liberty" (God’s Law) is the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lincoln’s immortal words at Gettysburg summarized the great work of the founding fathers:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal… The world… can never forget what they did here [the 55,000 that died at Gettysburg in that four day "high water-mark" battle]. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
We need to be focused as was Lincoln on the Biblical basis of the inspired founding documents of this great nation "UNDER GOD," and "that all men are created equal." Lincoln, as a humble instrument in the Lord’s hands, rectified the one flaw in the Constitution, which allowed for slavery.
As a result of the God focused attitude of the Founding Fathers, we see the inspired teachings of the Bible integrated into our founding documents. For example, in detail, as we declared our independence from Great Britain, our founders said,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. [These rights entitle us as a nation to] the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle [us],
Here we see them saying, "the laws… of… God" entitle us to liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness.
The perfect law of liberty under Nature’s God, as defined above in the Scriptures, is the gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, to secure the blessings of liberty under Nature’s God (Jesus Christ), the Constitution was established so that the perfect law of liberty (God’s Law, the gospel of Jesus Christ) could be had among the people in this free and independent nation. It could not be a state religion, because, profoundly, there is no coercion in God’s plan. Moral agency (religious freedom) is paramount in Heavenly Father’s perfect plan of happiness and in the abundant life promised by Jesus Christ. (John 10:10). It is our choice whether we accept and live the gospel. The inspired Constitution allowed that it be offered to all, wherein we may have the greatest joy in this life and a fullness of joy in the life to come.
As inferred from our founding documents and from the Scriptures, we qualify for the blessings of liberty and our rights from our Creator (Jesus Christ) as we:
keep all the commandments; (Deut. 7:9)
ask for His guidance in humility; and (2 Chron. 7:14)
- and strive to do His will. (John 7:17; Heb. 13:21)
The most important of the commandments is to love God and our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40) – just as Cicero reasoned. This summarizes the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the process of living it, we come to know Him and to learn to love as He loves – which brings the assurance of Eternal Life – the greatest of all the gifts of God.
Noah Webster said that he sought to build an education system embodying "a love of virtue, patriotism, and religion [meaning the Bible]." Specifically, he stated, "…the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed… No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
Jefferson said that "educating the common people" was paramount. "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." He further wisely counseled, "Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils" [of misgovernment]. Jefferson was a devote reader of the Bible, but chose not to follow any of the churches of his day.
We are the only nation proclaiming – at the creation of our nation – that our liberty and our rights are granted to us by our Creator (Nature’s God), which is the Lord Jesus Christ. How important then it is to learn about the religion of our Creator as taught in the Bible? This is the religion of our founders. The founders knew that living our Creator’s religion would entitle us to our liberty and our rights. It then became paramount to them to structure a government that would protect our freedoms to so live and to be well educated.
Others have spoken clearly on these issues as well:
"The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually. It can be saved only by becoming permeated with the spirit of Christ and being made free and happy by the practices which spring out of that spirit."
Ulysses S. Grant "Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts on your heart and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for the progress made, and to this we look as our guide in the future."
, our primary founder said: "There is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness.
"The foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality.
No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency."
There are two kinds of freedom: the false and the true.
The false is the freedom to "do our own thing" – to follow the natural man. The Apostle Paul says clearly that the "natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Cor. 2:14) Paul further relates that those following this false freedom path are the unrighteous, fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind (homo-sexuals), thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners, liars, etc. (1 Cor. 6:9-11)
The true is the freedom to chose to live our lives consistent with the perfect law of liberty – the Gospel of Jesus Christ – to follow our conscience, which is the Spirit of Christ. (John 1:1-14) This Spirit will lead us to Christ, who will help us to totally overcome the Fall (the natural man), and to "walk in newness of life… through Jesus Christ our Lord." Choosing to follow Christ is the ultimate use of this true freedom and leads to the greatest joy in this life and a fullness of joy in the life to come. This comes as we choose to "yield [ourselves to] God." (Rom. 6:1-13; John 15:11; 16:20-24)
We never use [true] freedom to destroy liberty. Hence, the destruction of our liberties – that have occurred in our country to date – are a result of our government exercising false freedoms. These false modifications which will have their day and then – in due process — come to an end as the Lord fulfills His eternal purposes for His children, whom He loves more than any of us can comprehend. (John 3:16)
If as a nation, we turn from the God of this Land (Jesus Christ), how can we expect the perpetuation of our rights (of life, of liberty, of the pursuit of happiness, and of private protected property with an adequate defense system) – designed to protect the people and provide liberty in this free land?
Because many have turned from Him, we see why we are at a crossroads in America, as most of our government leaders have turned their backs on the Constitution. As the solid Biblical foundation upon which this country was built is being rejected, as our education system is falling apart, and as our populous is being dumbed down, we are losing our liberties. Fortunately, there are many Christians and patriots rising up in the face of this serious crises – knowing the direction we are headed is a disaster and is leading to enslavement.
As quoted above, John Adams said, "Our Constitution is made only for a moral and religious people." To get the meaning of morality at the time of our Founding Fathers, let us use Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary that comes closest to that time:
MORAL'ITY, noun [French moralit
è.] The doctrine or system of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics.
1. The system of
morality to be gathered from the writings of ancient sages, falls very short of that delivered in the gospel. Swift.
3. The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the divine law, or to the principles of rectitude. This conformity implies that the act must be performed by a free agent, and from a motive of obedience to the divine will. This is the strict theological and scriptural sense of morality. But we often apply the word to actions which accord with justice and human laws, without reference to the motives from which they proceed.
The third definition is the religious one that the Founder’s believed in and was the basis of their religious ethic. Many say the Constitution doesn’t speak to moral ethics, but in the spirit of what they have given us, we see just the opposite.
We need to study His Word to find out how we may secure the blessings of liberty by abiding by His Law and by being a moral people. Dr. Chauncey C. Riddle, a religious philosopher insightfully shared,
Morality is another term for faithfulness. To be moral in the …gospel is to obey the Savior in all things. Why obey him in all things? Because he is a God of righteousness. He does not command whim, but only that which is righteous according to a standard that is above him. I understand that righteousness is to bless others. Only in Christ do men know how to bless others, and only from him can they receive the power to bless others sufficiently to meet the needs of mankind, for the Savior is the sole fountain of righteousness. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness are his sheep. They hearken to His voice and come unto him that he might fill them with the Holy Ghost. 
It is time for every American to make a choice and to get out of apathy. We can choose Christ and enjoy the protection of our rights and the perpetuation of our liberties – along with the fruits of the Spirit (peace, love, joy, etc. Galatians 5:22-25). This we can enjoy – as did the early Christians — in the midst of the storms and challenges of life, as well as in the ,midst of the obstacles our government may place upon us. It will take more than the previous revolutionary war to get our liberties back. But this we know, the Lord will win. We need not fear what the government or others may do to us. They cannot take away our choice to follow Christ. If we choose otherwise, we will be destroyed with Babylon the great, which will surely fall (Revelations chapters 17 & 18). We need not worry about the final outcome. Whether we live or die before His Coming does not matter. What matters is that we live our lives as humble followers of Him. Then we will not die until our mission in life is finished. He will not let the wicked destroy the righteous before their work is done. We may be martyrs for the cause of truth, but that has grand eternal consequences.
The signs of the times are evident; we are approaching a time of a great purging of the wicked and the preparing of a pure people (a true Zion society motivated by the pure love of Christ) to be part of the Bride to meet the Bridegroom at His glorious coming – the Great Day of the Lord. This is the most exciting and opportune time in the history of the earth. What we choose makes all the difference. Let us choose Him, and He will teach us to love as He loves (even our enemies) and gain a fulness of joy and the greatest of all the gifts of God – Eternal Life. Look to God and live in peace, love, and joy in the midst of a world spiraling down in wickedness.
The natural man is about things (idolatry), which is empty to his soul as he seeks pleasure therein, and his soul is never satisfied. The man of Christ is about souls as he seeks "first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness," (Matt. 6:33) which fills the soul with joy and brings, indeed, the "abundant life" promised by Christ. (John 10:10) The natural man is self-centered. The spiritual man is Christ-centered.
Jesus said, "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed" (John 8:36) – free individually from sin and free as a nation as we worship Christ – the God of this land. Through Christ we were given this land of the free that the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the perfect law of liberty, may be shared among the people of this great nation. And that furthermore, it may be shared with all nations. (see Isaiah 2: & 11: and Matt. 28:19-20 & Mark 16:15-16).
Living the gospel of Jesus Christ means to learn how to love as He loves as we exercise faith in Him and His teachings, to repent of all our sins, and to forgive all that we may be forgiven of all. As we are filled with His love, we will keep ALL His commandments, and we will want to share His love.
As the gospel goes to the world and they learn that "God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life," (John 3:16) the honest in heart will sing praises of rejoicing as they also learn that Jesus set the perfect example of love and service before us, and that He is "the way, the truth, and the life…" (John 14:6) In Him is the greatest of joy in this life and a fullness of joy in the world to come. (Psalms 16:11)
Because of the atonement – coming from Christ’s infinite love for us – He opens the door for forgiveness of ALL our sins as we have faith in Him and repent. Gratitude enters our hearts as we contemplate the greatness of the atonement. Adding to the Apostle Paul’s list (1 Cor. 6:9-10, 2 Tim. 3:1-7) of sins of the wicked, the common modern sins, we find abortion, Sabbath breaking, couples living together without marriage, same-sex marriages, infidelity, getting sucked into Satan’s cesspool of sexual sins (pornography, etc.) as well as sins of addictions, dishonesty, apathy, pride, seeking for power and gain at the expense of others, and control over our lives as the new world order (NWO) is now seeking to do. We, who understand true freedom, are most grateful that Christ can and will help us overcome any and all of these sins. Many more of our modern failings could be added to this list and all are covered by the atonement, if we will repent. We are so incredibly fortunate that our Founding Fathers had the inspired wisdom to protect the promulgation of "The Perfect Law of Liberty," which is the gospel of Jesus Christ – knowing in so doing we will, if we repent individually and as a nation, qualify for the blessings of liberty under the laws of Nature’s God.
Even though our founding documents say nothing explicitly about the above list of sins – and many of those sins have been supported by our distorted court system – these documents implicitly protect the promulgation of "The Perfect Law of Liberty." This law, as Noah Webster so aptly stated, furnishes "all necessary rules to direct our conduct." By choosing to following this law – individually and as a nation – we become entitled to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
The pains that John the Revelator saw that the world will endure, as the wicked destroy the wicked and the Lord brings forth the "man child" called Zion (the perfect society based on the pure love of Christ), will be the worst this world has ever seen, but with that birth we will know not only that it was worth it, but we will see the wisdom of the Lord as He brings forth the most glorious era ever (His millennial reign). We will feel to praise Him and to thank Him forever for it. (Rev.12:1-12) The trying and purging times of the last days will be counted a blessing. The Lord will turn every evil into good. The Lord is at the helm – not those promoting the new world order, who think they are. They have a great awakening coming.
Regardless of what the government or others bring upon us, the Lord has promised that "the righteous need not fear" and that He will not let the wicked destroy the righteous. Furthermore, the righteous have the promise that their days are known to the Lord. He will call them home when it is their time. If the wicked try to destroy the righteous, they will not succeed if it is not their time. If it is their time, the wicked may destroy the body but cannot harm the soul, who is focused on the Lord. That is why the Lord could say to the Twelve the night before His crucifixion, "Fear not" what man can do. Through Paul He said, "[God] hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;" (Acts 17:26) In premortal realms, the time and place and duration of our lives was predetermined to optimize our opportunities of returning to the Father. Through improper choices, the wicked can shorten their lives. Agency prevails.
In regard to staying out of fear in the face of horrible circumstances, the true story of Immacul
ée Ilibagiza is most apropos. She has not only been able to help her own country in a remarkable and Divine way, but as she travels the globe sharing her story, she is bringing thousands upon thousands closer to God. Facing unimaginable odds, she survived the 1994 Rwandan holocaust, while most of her family were destroyed. In that experience, she came to know the Lord on a very personal basis, she was filled with His unconditional love, and that made all the difference. She learned three life changing lessons:
1) Keep fear, doubt, hate, and worry out of our lives; these are Satan’s tools and are not of God.
2) Pray every waking moment; the power of prayer is beyond our comprehension. He is always there for us, if we will but reach out to Him. Through Him we have power over Satan and his minions.
3) We need to forgive and love everyone – especially our enemies. The Lord will teach us, as we ask, how to love this intently, and by this love and forgiveness Immacul
ée gained power over her enemies, as can we if we will truly turn to the Lord.
As her story progresses in her page turning book, you come to know that the Lord wanted her to be LEFT TO TELL (the title of her book). The book serves to remind us of how horribly far bigotry can degenerate man into murdering his neighbors, but the most important message is that we also can learn to love as the Lord by applying the three above profound lessons. (See: http://www.allanstime.
Now is the time to hearken to the voice of the Son of God and to stand for the perfect law of liberty
as was originally protected and projected by the sacred documents prepared by our Founding Fathers. The fullness of the gospel (the good news of Christ’s infinite redemptive powers) is at the heart of it all. Let us help all who will to come to know Him and our Holy Father, who is ever there to hear and answer our prayers. He and Jesus love us more than we know. Their promise is sure, that "The Righteous [are] lifted up" at His Coming.
The NWO agenda is the opposite of "all men are created equal" as they treat us as pawns (slave labor). Let us proclaim that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life, " (John 14:6) while exposing their strategies and tactics. Their inspiration comes from the great deceiver, who desires to make all men miserable like unto himself and to deceive the whole world, and will be destroyed in due process. As the Apostle Paul so aptly said, "The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." (Heb. 13:6)
If you wish to see the current activities of the New World Order today, watch Invisible Empire. It is a recently produced 2 hour & 14 minute documentary that will open your eyes to their insidious agenda.
In summary, what are the greatest truths we can learn and inculcate into our lives from the Bible, as we help to perpetuate the Perfect Law of Liberty (the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ)? It is not only the "good news); it is actually the BEST NEWS!
To learn to love as Jesus loves (God and neighbor), for those who love God, keep ALL His commandments – entitling them to the blessings of liberty and their rights. As we learn to love as Jesus loves, we view the commandments as guidelines for the good life and as opportunities for exaltation. We want to do nothing to offend our Creator because of our intense love for Him and our gratitude for His uncountable blessings.
To know that we are literally the "Offspring of God." (Acts 17:29) As His spirit offspring, we are of infinite worth. This knowledge engenders in us a love and a respect for all of Father’s children. Understood in this context, we deeply appreciate the inspired words that all men are "created equal." We seek to reach out to the fatherless, widows, strangers, the needy, the oppressed, the distressed, and the poor. The importance of family in time and eternity comes into clear focus, as a fundamental truth, when we ponder His request for us to be perfect like He is. This truth lifts and ennobles man to the highest level imaginable.
To utilize the gift of moral agency to choose to follow Him, and to perpetuate that gift to others and through inspired government. Choosing to follow Him led to our inspired founding documents in the first place and will lead us through these trying times and to qualify for liberty and to enjoy all the gifts of God, which include our rights and true freedom. Ultimately, this choice will bring to us the greatest of all the gifts of God – Eternal Life and a fullness of joy. In so doing, we will have the great joy of coming to know and bask in the love of the Father and the Son for us – to know truly who we are and what our mission is. As we bask in their love – learning to love as they love – and live a virtuous life, He has promises the Holy Ghost as our guide and peace giver amidst the storms of life. As we choose to follow the promptings of the Spirit, we will then do the greatest good and have the greatest joy and fulfillment in this life as well as in the life to come.
The Lord is at the helm and is able to turn every evil into good, but it will be in His time and what is best for each of us – because of His infinite love. As the morality of the world spirals down, the Lord is raising up a righteous remnant, who will abide the day (Malachi 3:1-3) – refined by Him. These are they who hearken to His voice. (Deut. 28:1; 30:9-10)
Without liberty the gospel could not be shared or lived in a social-community sense, which is where much of the joy of gospel living is. We see that liberty is to the Constitution as the sacrament is to the Atonement. As the Atonement provides all the promises of the sacrament (Eternal Life) as we abide by God’s Law, so the Constitution provides all the blessings of liberty as we abide by God’s Law. God’s work is not frustrated. Our greatest opportunity is to help Him do His work, which is bring our souls and others to Him. This we will do as we seek to fulfill our missions in mortality. Therein, we will have the greatest joy and have the greatest fulfillment, which our Father wants us to have. May we do so we pray.
 Dr. William Ebenstein, Great Political Thinkers, p. 134
 A BYU for Zion by Chauncey C. Riddle, BYU Studies, vol. 16 (1975-1976), Number 4 – Summer 1976, p. 489
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