Testimony: Get One
One Lord One Faith One Baptism
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stands firm in supporting the biblical New Testament scripture that there is only "one Lord, one faith and one baptism." (Ephesians 4:5) The interpretation thereof is doctrinally set forth in the Doctrine and Covenants proclaiming that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is, "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth..."[i]
DONT HAVE A TESTIMONY? LEAN ON SOMEONE WHO DOES
For most of my childhood to teenage years I struggled with the getting my own testimony. Most of what I believed was because my mom and my dad believed it. I wanted to grow up and stand on my own. But according to President Spencer W. Kimball there is nothing wrong with leaning on someone else's testimony until you get your own. Richard G. Scott recounts the story, "He invited the elder to lean on his testimony. That is not being hypocritical because what is testified of is true.[ii]
DONT HAVE A TESTIMONY? LIVE BY THE PRINCIPLES
In order for one to receive a testimony about a certain principle or doctrine he or she must live by that principle or doctrine by expressions of faith. For example if you want to have a testimony that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet of God then you will read his revelations and apply them into your life. President Spencer W. Kimball once declared that, "as one demonstrates with faith a willingness to follow that principle of the Lord, He will confirm that Joseph Smith is in very deed a prophet."[iii]
DONT HAVE A TESTIMONY? BEAR ONE TO GET ONE.
|Spencer W. Kimball|
EVENTUALLY ALL MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TESTIMONY.
|Truman G. Madsen|
[i] Doctrine and Covenants 1:30
[ii] Recollection of Richard G. Scott; Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy Page 68
[iii] Recollection of Richard G. Scott; Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy Page 68
[iv] Recollection of Richard G. Scott; Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy Page 68
[v] Truman G. Madsen