Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Ignorant Taketh the Truth To Be Hard

Today I read 1 Nephi 16 and I have always liked verse 2 were Nephi says that the wicked taketh the truth to be hard, but I have always used it in sort of a snarky way.  But lately I have been thinking that maybe there is another way to think of this phrase.  You could change out the word wicked to say ignorant, or learned, or anything you want it to say.  When someone is set in their way and some new piece of information comes along and up ends their way of thinking, most people do not like that, it is very hard for most people to accept such things and they take it very badly. 

I think this is the reason most people have a problem with the Gospel the first time they hear about it.  It is so different from most other Christian religions that it can offend people when they learn the finer points of the Latter-day Saint doctrine.  Especially how we view God.  Some are more open minded and willing to learn and want to know more without wanting to convert but those people are rare indeed.  Most not only don't want to learn, they don't want anything to do with the Latter-day Saints.  Personally I try and always keep an open mind and try and learn all I can about everything, no matter what source it comes from.  That is the way we learn knowledge, and knowledge is good.  Until tomorrow.

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