Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“If there is any doctrine or principle connected with the teachings of the church that we do not understand, then let us get on our knees.  Let us go before the Lord in the spirit of prayer, of humility, and ask that our minds might be enlightened that we may understand.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith




david-a-bednar-large“As we see for the companionship of the Holy Ghost and strive faithfully to fulfill our personal responsibility to ‘increase in learning’, we more consistently ‘act in doctrine’. The word act denotes performing, behaving, and living. The doctrine of Christ is revealed truth that pertains to our eternal progression and happiness. Thus, to ‘act in doctrine’ is to live according to and ‘in’ revealed truth.”
– David A. Bednar


Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“We are engaged in the Lord’s work; this is His Church; He is the author of the plan of salvation; it is His gospel which we have received by the opening of the heavens in this day; and our desire and whole purpose in life should be to believe the truths He has revealed and to conform our lives to them. No person in or out of the Church should believe any doctrine, advocate any practice, or support any cause that is not in harmony with the Divine Will. Our sole objective where the truths of salvation are concerned should be to find out what the Lord has revealed and then to believe and act accordingly.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith


boyd-k-packer-large“True doctrine, understood, changes attitude and behavior. The study of doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. Preoccupation with unworthy behavior can lead to unworthy behavior. That is why we stress so forcefully the study of the doctrines of the gospel.”
– Boyd K. Packer