I have three imperatives in my life they are God — Family — Country. This area of America For Me ! covers my personal views concerning the first of these imperatives — our duty to God.
This area is divided into the following topics:
Holy Writ: Quotes from the Scriptures of our Judeo-Christian heritage concerning our relationship to God, our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
On Religious Freedom: Items in defense of religious freedom and tolerance. “Freedom is not divisible. ‘Religious’ and ‘political’ liberty are but two ‘peas in the same pod.’ The ‘pod’ is a gift of God. It is the divine principal which equates freedom with individual responsibility.” – J. Allen English
Speaker’s Notebook: Poems, stories, anecdotes, quotes, links and personal writings that relate to our duty to God.
The Savior: Items that relate to the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Discipleship: Items relating to one’s personal journey along the covenant path of Christian discipleship.
New Testament Church: Items that relate to the ministry of the original Apostles of the first century Christian Church.
The Great Apostasy: Items relating to the prophesied lost of the principles of the Gospel taught by Christ and His Apostles.
The Reformation: Items relating to lives and ministries of the Christian reformers from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries.
The Restoration: Items relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Sacred Music and Hymns: A selection of personal favorites.
A Dispensational Study of the Gospel: A thesis on the presence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every dispensation from Adam to the present (a work in progress).
I make no apology for my belief:
1. In God, our Heavenly Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior and Redeemer of the World.
2. Along with Benjamin Franklin, that God rules in the affairs of men and of nations.
3. Along with Thomas Jefferson, that He is our Creator from whom we receive our unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and Property.
4. That neither an individual nor a nation can get ahead by leaving God behind.
The person who wants freedom to enjoy their God-given unalienable rights must first accept God’s law of choice and accountability. The personal responsibility for their own conduct and the consequences of their own choices.
It was Jim English who taught me that “Freedom is not divisible. ‘Religious’ and ‘political’ liberty are but two peas in the same pod. The ‘pod’ is a gift of God. It is the divine principle which equates freedom with individual responsibility.”