Truth or authority?

QUOTE: “Latter-day Saints are not asked to blindly accept everything they hear. We are encouraged to think and discover truth for ourselves. We are expected to ponder, to search, to evaluate, and thereby to come to a personal knowledge of the truth. Brigham Young said: ‘I am … afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security. … Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates.’” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf, in a CES Devotional, 13 January 2013. [source]

COMMENTARY: If you have to look at who said something rather than just at what was said before you decide whether it is true or not, you are guilty of relying on authority for truth rather than on truth for authority. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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