Sunday, June 7, 2009

Truth, Knowledge and Love - How to Find It

Love is the great principle that enters into all knowledge of things spiritual, and without love it is utterly impossible for us to rightfully conceive the truths of God and possess them.

When you are sure that you have discovered or have had revealed to you a truth, let it sink deep into your soul so that it will find such lodgment as will cause you to realize that this truth is a reality, and a thing that must not be forgotten or neglected in its application to your daily life on earth.

When you have found that the truth fits some peculiar condition of your mind's experience, adopt it as a criterion for determining what your course of action shall be.

When you have thus adopted it, let it always remain with you as a guide and monitor in determining what your belief as to the particular thing involved shall be.

When you have thus received this belief of the mind, encourage and feed upon it until it becomes a thing of established faith; and when faith has become a part of your very being, you will find that the accompaniments of such faith, in the way of longings and aspirations, will become things of real existences, which will result in actual knowledge.

When such knowledge becomes yours, then you have solved the problem of what is true and what is not. And when you have solved this, you will become a person who, when you utter your knowledge of truth, will speak as one having authority.

These various steps which lead to this great knowledge of truth, must be taken gradually and with increased confidence. In all this, the help and influence of the Heavenly Father are necessary, and such help and influence comes only in response to sincere, soul aspiring prayer.

Prayer must arise from our soul and the response must come from God. There is no other means by which this knowledge can be obtained. All knowledge of things spiritual, that we may think we possess coming in any other way, cannot be relied on, for there is only one source of such knowledge out of which the real spiritual truths of God emanate.

Truth, knowledge and love. How to solve the problem of what is true and what is not.

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