In Joseph Smith History, 1:25, is one of my most favorite scriptures. It reads:
"So it was with me. I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me; and though I was hated and persecuted for saying that I had seen a vision, yet it was true; and while they were persecuting me, reviling me, and speaking all manner of evil against me falsely for so saying, I was led to say in my heart: Why persecute me for telling the truth? I have actually seen a vision; and who am I that I can withstand God, or why does the world think to make me deny what I have actually seen? For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation."
And I will say the same thing.
"So it was with me. I have had a revelation, and though I am persecuted and mistrusted, yet it is true...why persecute me for telling the truth? Who am I that I can withstand God, and why do you or anyone think to make me deny what I have actually heard? I heard the truth, I know it, and I know that God knows it, and I cannot deny it, nor dare I deny it, because in doing so I will offend God, and come under condemnation."
My faith is steadfast, unbreakable. Jeremy, don't think for one second you aren't good enough. Because you are. I do not see something that I want to see. I see what is true; I see you, and I don't care about any past, present, or future transgressions. I love you. No hate email, no lies, nothing, and I repeat nothing will convince me otherwise.
"Where much is given, much is required. He who sins against the greater light receives the greater condemnation." I will not sin against the knowledge my Father has given me.
I know what is true. I know it. And just as our beloved prophet Joseph Smith refused to deny it, "so it is with me".
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