contention

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Bits of wisdom

John 8:32: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Moroni 10:4-5: if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

Brigham Young: "We talk a great deal about our religion. It is not now my intention to deliver a discourse on this subject, enumerating facts and producing evidences in my possession which are unanswerable, but I will merely give a text, or make a declaration, that our religion is simply the truth. It is all said in this one expression—it embraces all truth, wherever found, in all the works of God and man that are visible or invisible to mortal eye."

(1863, BY PROVIDING BREAD FOR THE POOR • JD 10:251)

Elon Musk: "The truth is most people don't change their mind. They just die."

Naval Ravikant: "What we wish to be true clouds our perception of what is true. Suffering is that moment when we can no longer deny reality."

Ed Latimore: "Don't get jealous of people you should be learning from."

Naval: Everybody wants spirituality, no one wants the truth.

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Doctrine and Covenants 50:24–25 That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.

25 And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it that you may know the truth, that you may chase darkness from among you;

Jonathan Edwards: Go on, therefore, and forgetting the things which are behind, be pressing forward towards those which are before, even towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God; and those afflictions will seem less and less to you, and your path will shine brighter and brighter , even till at length the night of this life shall be turned into perfect day, when God shall wipe away all tears from your eyes and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things will then be passed

Jonathan Edwards: the spirit that works thus, operates as a spirit of truth: he represents things as they are indeed: he brings men to the light; for whatever makes truth manifest, is light; as the Apostle Paul observes, Ephesians 5:13, "But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light; for whatsoever doth make manifest is light." And therefore we may conclude that 'tis not the spirit of darkness, that doth thus discover, and make manifest the truth. Christ tells us that Satan is a liar, and the father of lies [df. John 8:44; 2 Ne. 9:9]; and his kingdom is a kingdom of darkness. 'Tis upheld and promoted only by darkness and error: Satan has all his power and dominion by darkness. 



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