Saturday, January 16, 2010
Nephi and his brother Lehi and others who served with them "knew concerning the true points of doctrine, having many revelations daily." (v. 23) All contention regarding religious truth is ultimately settled by revelation. Paul wrote of those who were "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (2 Tim. 3:7) Intellectual rigor, debate, and academic learning are blunt instruments for discerning eternal truths. There is a role for science and for study, but truth about God is known through revelation. Moroni wrote that by the power of the Holy Ghost we can know the truth of all things.