LDS World: Knowing Christ's doctrine adds protection from the adversary

Published: Sunday, July 22 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

We are easily deceived when people level untrue charges that, because of ignorance, seem plausible and offend us, and sometimes lead us to question the faith. It is both a truth and a great tribute to our leaders that members of Christ’s church are discouraged from taking everything they teach at face value. Rather, our leaders constantly encourage us to study the scriptures and the teachings of God’s prophets and go to God to know if these things are true.

I would suggest that we make this a lifelong process. In the October 2007 general conference, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve, taught us about “Good, Better and Best” in the use of our time.

Scripture study is a worthy and beneficial activity — it is a "best" use of our time — that provides us untold benefits and enormous protection from the adversary.

Kristine Frederickson writes on issue-oriented topics that affect members of the LDS Church worldwide in her column “LDS World."

Email: kfrederickson@desnews.com

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