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

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  • Michigander Westland, MI
    Jan. 17, 2013 6:51 p.m.

    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?

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 15, 2013 8:25 p.m.

    "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.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Jan. 15, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    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.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 15, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    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.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 15, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    My esteem of this mans insights into what is going on today. Truth .... who knew it could be such a complex subject.

  • sharrona layton, UT
    Jan. 14, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    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.

  • Brother Dave Livermore, CA
    Jan. 14, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    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!!