President Uchtdorf speaks at fireside, urges listeners to learn to recognize the truth

Published: Monday, Jan. 14 2013 12:10 a.m. MST

President Uchtdorf also reminded listeners that just because something is printed on paper, appears on the Internet, is frequently repeated or has a powerful group of followers does not make it true.

"Now what is this truth?" he asked. "It is His gospel. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ — He is the way, the truth and the life."

Our obligation to seek truth

"How can we know that a truth is different from any other?" he asked. "How can we trust this truth?"

The invitation to trust the Lord does not relieve anyone of the responsibility to know for themselves, President Uchtdorf said. Each has a personal obligation to seek out and find truth.

"As you accept the responsibility to seek after truth with an open mind and a humble heart, you will become more tolerant of others, more open to listen, more prepared to understand, more inclined to build up instead of tearing down and you will be more willing to go where God wants you to go," he said.

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