Monday, March 29, 2010

True or False: The LDS Church Is True

If any of you are or have been a student, then you have probably learned some test taking strategies. For example, if you have a true/false question, in order for the statement to be true, all of it has to be true. If there is even one part in the question that is false, then the entire statement is false.


True or False: X, Y, Z.

If X is false and Y and Z are true, then XYZ is false.

If Y is false and X and Z are true, then XYZ is false.

If Z is false and X and Y are true, then XYZ is false.

The only way that XYZ can be true is if X, Y, and Z are all true on their own.

Now imagine a very complex true/false question. Imagine:

True or False: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z.

In order for that statement to be true, each and every one of its constituents must be true. If even one is false, then the statement is false.

To say, "The LDS church is true", therefore, is to say that every part of it is true.

True or False: The LDS church is true.

The LDS church includes (to name a few):

Tithing, temples, WoW, FHE, interviews, recommends, service, prophets, apostles, teachers, history, stories, heavenly visitations, revelation, callings, priesthood, garments, covenants, signs, tokens, scriptures, Christianity, etc.

If any one of these things is not true, then the answer to the question is FALSE.

If you disagree with me, then please consider what your favorite prophet, Hinckley, had to say:

"Each of us has to face the matter—either the Church is true, or it is a fraud. There is no middle ground. It is the Church and kingdom of God, or it is nothing." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

No middle ground. That means it is either 100% true or 100% false. If it is 99% true, then it is false.

Remember, if any part of the statement is false, then the answer is FALSE.

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