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It’s no coincidence that the American continent was kept from the knowledge of other nations until Christopher Columbus finally discovered it (2 Nephi 1:8). God held other nations in ignorance of the Americas until the Roman Empire had dissolved and the nations had established themselves as independent nations. (2 Nephi 1: 6,8).
The Book of Mormon tells us that it was God’s Spirit, which inspired Christopher Columbus to leave Spain in 1492 and to finally reach the Americas through the sea. (1 Nephi 13:12).
The prophets in ancient America also predicted that the Spirit of God would encourage other people to travel out of the European nations and start the colonization of America. These colonists fled from religious persecution, tyranny, and social and economic poverty in the ancient world (1 Nephi 13:13-16).
The founding of the United States was a critical step towards the restoration of the Gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ in the latter days. This couldn’t have happened in the countries the colonists left because of religious persecution. The founding of the United States with a constitution guaranteeing freedom of religion was a necessary step.
America established as a land of freedom by the hand of God
The Lord told the prophets in ancient America that the land should be established as a land of freedom for the Gentiles (2 Nephi 10:11), that He would protect it, and that anyone who would try to raise up a king in the country should perish (2 Nephi 10:14).
The United States Constitution is an inspired document
When the time came, the Lord raised the founders of the United States to prepare a constitution of liberty, which guarantees people God-given and inalienable rights (See The Constitution – A Heavenly Banner). The Lord himself said to the Prophet Joseph Smith that he “established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom [He] raised up unto this very purpose” (D&C 101:80), and that the purpose of the Constitution was to eliminate bondage and to ensure freedoms for “all flesh” (D&C 101:77).
Ezra Taft Benson:
History is not an accident. Events are foreknown to God.* His superintending influence is behind the actions of His righteous children. Long before America was even discovered, the Lord was moving and shaping events that would lead to the coming forth of the remarkable form of government established by the Constitution. America had to be free and independent to fulfill this destiny.
Mark E. Petersen:
The Gentiles were to come forth upon this land of America. They were to be set up as a free people. They were to be thus established by the power of the Father, and the purpose of it all was that the gospel might come forth and be preached to the children of men in order that God could fulfill the covenant that he had made “with his people, O house of Israel” (3 Nephi 21:4). And why was freedom so necessary in connection with the restoration of the gospel and its promulgation among the children of men? In order that those to whom the gospel would be restored might have the freedom of speech to preach the gospel; the freedom of the press to publish the gospel; freedom of assembly so they could gather together in congregations and worship the Lord; and religious freedom so that they could worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience.
The Lord himself has testified, that the liberties of the United States Constitution belong to all mankind (See D&C 98:5).
Melvin J. Ballard:
The Constitution of the United States is a revelation from the Lord for all the earth, and not only for America.
The Coming Forth of the US Constitution Fulfills Ancient Prophecy
The United States Constitution was the first written constitution in the world, and many countries have been inspired by it and have used it as a model for their own written constitutions. The coming forth of the Constitution is one of the Signs of the Times and fulfills ancient prophecy:
President Harold B. Lee:
I have often wondered what the expression meant, that out of Zion shall go forth the law. Years ago I went with the brethren to the Idaho Falls Temple, and I heard in that inspired prayer of the First Presidency a definition of the meaning of the term “out of Zion shall go forth the law.” (Isaiah 2:3 | 2 Nephi 12:3). Note what they said: ‘We thank thee that thou hast revealed to us that those who gave us our constitutional form of government were men wise in thy sight and that thou didst raise them up for the very purpose of putting forth that sacred document the Constitution of the United States. – (See D&C 101:80) .. ‘We pray that kings and rulers and the peoples of all nations under heaven may be persuaded of the blessings enjoyed by the people of this land by reason of their freedom under thy guidance and be constrained to adopt similar governmental systems, thus to fulfill the ancient prophecy of Isaiah that “out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”’ (Isaiah 2:3).
God’s blessings and impact on history are, in other words, the real reason for the relatively long period with democracy and peace, that many countries have experienced. It is not because God’s opponent has rented a holiday home in Babylon and no longer strives to implement the alternative plan he suggested in the pre-mortal life. It is not because all is well, and that everything can now be glued together by human wisdom without inviting the Spirit of God. There are dangers that should be avoided, and what we support politically does matter. Everything is not as it seems on the surface (See Dangers that Threaten Society | Liberty | Freedom versus Compulsion).