[M]y father, Lehi, took the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, and he did search them from the beginning.

Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy;

And now, my sons, I would that ye should remember to search them diligently, that ye may profit thereby;

[M]any of them did believe on his words, and began to repent, and to search the scriptures.

And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.

Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled.

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

We have this compulsion in the Church to think that we have all the answers, but that is an evil thing. One of things that we ought to know is that we do not know everything, and cannot have answers to every question. If we were to have all the answers, we would not believe that “God will yet reveal many great and important things”, and we would have no faith, for faith comes from not knowing.

We are commanded to have questions, for how else could we search? You can only search for that which you do not possess.


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