We really enjoyed Brother Uchtdorf's Fireside last night!!He
did a Super Great Job of developing the idea that just because one has"some truth", it does not mean that one has "The Whole
Truth".Really enjoyed the discussion on "What is
Truth?"Thanks to BYU-tv for making this possible for us to see
and hear.It was a Far Better TV choice to view and hear than another
"Hollywood" awards show, -- Far more challenging for intellectual
and spiritual development.Thank You President Uchtdorf!!
RE: 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, No one
comes to the Father except through me.(John 14:16).These are the
words of the Amen(Truth), the faithful and the True witness, the ruler of
God's creation.(Rev 3:14 NIV). The Amen(Jesus/truth) is the Arch-itech of
Creation.The beginning of Gods creation; The best connection is to
be found in the prologue to Johns Gospel (1:1-4) where the logos(Jesus) is said
to be in the beginning (arche) with God, a reference connected to creation, and
v.3 states that all things were made through him.The connection with the
original creation suggests the meaning originator for arche here. meaning the
first cause. The Uncreated creator of all else.
My esteem of this mans insights into what is going on today. Truth .... who
knew it could be such a complex subject.
There is a prophesy in the Doctrine and Covenants that a person is more able to
stretch his puny arm to stop the Mississippi river from flowing than to try to
stop knowledge from God to flowing to the Latter Day Saints.The
internet is a great part of this prophesy fulfillment. It is much harder now for
ANY organization to cover up the truth or what historical figures have believed
or have taught.
I agree with President Uchtdorf that truth is a very elusive
commodity--especially in this day and age. It requires a great deal of
discernment to determine what is true and what is false. We must rely on the
spirit. So many lies are mixed with some truth and many are deceived. We must
be ever vigilant to find our way through the landmine of lies and find the
truth. Thanks President Uchtdorf.
"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."I wish LDS
members wouldn't include information they get from chain e-mails in their
talks or lessons. Most of the chain e-mails passed around the Internet are
either entirely false or largely false. It is very easy to verify the
information in chain e-mails using Snopes. Reliable fact checking sites report
the sources they use to verify information, so people can even examine the
source material. Sources that have an obvious political interest or bias should
not be accepted at face value.
One needs to start here in order to recognize the truth:The Church
of Jesus Christ [WHQ; Monongahela, Pennsylvania] is the only church on the face
of the earth that teaches the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,
as found in the King James Bible and the Book of Mormon - the word of God.Was machen sie jetzt?