Sunday, January 13, 2013

CES DEVO: 'What is Truth?'

Via LDS Church News
Truth plays a significant role in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Member of the church bear testimony at least once a month of its truth. We are told to listen to true prophets, and turn away from false ones. And in all matters, we seek after truth.
In the first CES Devotional of the year, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf admonished young single adults to determine what is truth in Provo, Utah on Jan. 13, 2013.
"So often, the truth we tell ourselves are merely fragments of the truth -- and sometimes, they are not really the truth at all," Pres. Uchtdorf said.
Via LDS Church News
"Never before in the history of the world has it been more important to discern truth from error," he added.
Uchtdorf admonished those young adults at a packed Marriott Center on BYU campus -- as well as thousands more via satellite and Internet streams around the world -- to seek after truth, in any shape, place or locale it may reside.
"We seek for truth where ever we can find it," he said of Latter-day Saints, who rely on an Article of Faith to seek after anything 'virtuous, lovely, of good report or praiseworthy.'
We need to come to our own knowledge of the truth, and not rely on blind obedience or the faith of others as we gain a testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ -- the ultimate truth. The Lord God will never leave you alone in your quest for truth, and will even guide you through the darkness of this world, if you will let him.
But you can do much. And He knows it.
"The Lord has great confidence in you," Uchtdorf said. "He trusts you."
A complete recap of the Devotional can be found here and here.
For a full video, see here. Also, join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CESdevotional.

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