Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.—John 8:31-32
As a means of coming to truth, people in the Church are encouraged by their leaders to think and find out for themselves. They are encouraged to ponder, to search, to evaluate, and thereby come to such knowledge of the truth as their own consciences, assisted by the Spirit of God, lead them to discover. —James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1850: U.S. President Millard Fillmore appoints the first territorial officers for the newly created territory of Utah; Brigham Young is appointed as its first governor.
1917: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson appoints James H. Moyle, the first Latter-day Saint to serve in a subcabinet position in the United States, as assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
1990: Bookcraft, Inc., releases Gerald N. Lund’s first volume in the historical novel series The Work and the Glory. The series sells more than one million copies, becoming one of the most successful ventures in Church publication history.