Messenger and Advocate, Vol. 1 (October 1834-September 1835): pg. 9; “That principle which actuates the children of men to revile, ridicule, calumniate and destroy the peace of one another, because they take the liberty to think for themselves in matters of religion, is certainly from beneath, and not from above…”
Acts 17:11; “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Oh how awful it is when someone takes the liberty to think for themselves!
Apostle Dallin H. Oaks, “Criticism,” Ensign, Feb. 1987, page 68;“Truth surely exists as an absolute, but our use of truth should be disciplined by other values. … When truth isconstrained by other virtues, the outcome is not falsehood but silence for a season. As the scriptures say, there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.”
Proverbs 14:15; “The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.”
Truth is never constrained by other virtues.