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    • Phillip C. Smith
    • 04.10.12 | 21:05 (IST)

    Joseph Smith, one I accept as a prophet of God, said that "if there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." Joseph was a constant seeker after truth, and as you note probably encountered the Kabbala and most certainly polygamy as practiced by Old Testament patriarchs. We Mormons are encouraged to learn all that is good. To do this we must "prove all things" and this brings us into contact with ideas of all kinds. From these, of course, we hope to determine what is truth and what is not. For us as well a vital element in all searches is to try and determine if what is uncovered is compatible with the mind and will of God. Thus prophets since the beginning, Abraham, Moses and Joseph Smith for example, seek God's acceptance of ideas they come across. Phillip C. Smith

    from the article: How kabbala shaped Mormon faith
    First published 09:43 03.10.12 | Last updated 09:43 03.10.12
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