The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the simple fact that the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the ratifying of the Constitution of the United States prepared America for the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord needed a free nation in order to restore His gospel, and He inspired those who declared independence, fought for freedom, and wrote the Constitution. He was very much a part of the founding of the United States of America.
President Howard W. Hunter stated, “Christianity in its fullness and truth has been restored to the earth by direct revelation. The restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most significant fact since the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What was restored? In a very real sense, the true Law of the Harvest was restored – the law of justice, the law of mercy, the law of love. It was restored in a free country under the influence of a God-inspired Constitution which created a climate of freedom, opportunity and prosperity. The basic virtues of thrift, self-reliance, independence, enterprise, diligence, integrity, morality, faith in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ, were the principles upon which this, the greatest nation in the world, has been built. We must not sell this priceless, divine heritage which was largely paid for by the blood of patriots and prophets for a mess of pottage, for a counterfeit, a false doctrine parading under the cloak of love and compassion of humanitarianism, even of Christianity.”