Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Today, citizens in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July. Freedom and liberty are principles inherent to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about them!
Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.—2 Nephi 1:7
Oh, that the people of every land might be free! May we as Latter-day Saints remember the lessons not only from Church history but also from events in those countries wherever we may live. The prophets have consistently taught that righteousness in our lives and in our homes, together with obedience to the laws of our country and the laws of God, will bring His blessings and will be the foundation of civil and political freedom.—Shirley D. Christensen
This Day in Church History
1838: The Saints celebrate the national holiday by laying the cornerstone for the Far West Temple in Far West, Missouri, and participation meetings which include Sidney Rigdon’s fiery speech later known as the “Mormon Declaration of Independence.”
1839: Having been imprisoned since November 1838, Parley P. Pratt and Morris Phelps escape from jail in Columbia, Missouri, while the community is involved in a patriotic celebration.
1975: The Iran Tehran Mission is organized.
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?