President Nelson taught, "Good inspiration is based upon good information." In this blog, we share good information from original sources.
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long ago ideas
“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
90% of inspiration is information
I read a comment by a BYU professor that rings true to me. It's akin to President Nelson's teaching that good inspiration comes from good information.
Sharing a personal philosophy he has applied in his career, his Church service, and his role as a parent, Top said, “90 percent of inspiration is information. So I’ve got to have enough information to know what to take to the Lord and then say guide me and help me to understand this better.”
“I can’t go to the Lord with a superficial pondering of the scriptures and the study questions in ‘Come, Follow Me’ and expect the Lord to pour deep knowledge into my head,” Top continued. “But if I am serious about my studies and I have taken responsibility for my own learning, then I can expect — and I personally know that it happens — that He is going to give me greater knowledge than I got from my own studies. But that’s after you’re willing to pay the price.”