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"The Light, and the Life, and the Truth of the World," Ether 4:8-19

Ether 4:8-19

Vs. 9 - Why does a loving older brother tell us these things as if to cause fear in our hearts? He can't deny what is true.

Vs. 10 - If I don't believe the word of God, I believe not His disciples. Example - If I say I believe the words of Pres. Hinckley, I believe he is a prophet, but then if I don't hearken unto his counsel and fail to be obedient, I lie.

Vs. 11 - Because I believe in God and I have received of his Spirit, I know and must bear record of these truths.

Knowledge by the Spirit: This is Testimony.





Ether 4:11 - "...For because of my Spirit, he shall know that these things are true..."

2 Nephi 32:5 - "...if Ye will enter into the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do."

3 Nephi 16:6 (Words of Christ) "...the Holy Ghost, which witnesses unto them of me and of the Father."

1 Cor. 12 - "...no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost."

Ether 4:13-14 - The knowledge & mysteries of God are kept hidden because of unbelief. That is because they don't have the Spirit to teach them
--> So what of those that really do feel the Spirit in other faiths? Why does the Lord permit that? I think, one, it might be so that they are able to recognize truth in part so to learn more and want the Spirit more. All men are God's children. Then they too also deserve the ability to search for truth.

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