The prevalence of a spirit of contention amongst a people is a certain sign of deadness with respect to the things of religion. When men's spirits are hot with contention, they are cold to religion. - Jonathan Edwards “The Book of Mormon does not supplant the Bible. It expands, extends, clarifies, and amplifies our knowledge of the Savior. Surely, this second witness should be cause for great rejoicing by all Christians.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

We're each responsible

If you're still relying on experts to tell you what to think about the Book of Mormon and Church history, you're doing it wrong.

To use President Nelson's terminology, "lazy learners" depend on scholars to assign their opinions to them. "Engaged learners" consider what scholars say in the sense of "trust, but verify." They read original sources and think for themselves.

As Naval has put it, 

"Doctors won’t make you healthy.

Nutritionists won’t make you slim.

Teachers won’t make you smart.

Gurus won’t make you calm.

Mentors won’t make you rich.

Trainers won’t make you fit.

Ultimately, you have to take responsibility.

Save yourself." -

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