Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Church is True
A common phrase in the Church, especially when bearing testimony is, "I know the Church is true." But what exactly does that mean?
First, let's take a look at what the word 'true' means. One definition states that true is: being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false. Another says that it's: real; genuine; authentic. So when Church members say that they believe the Church is true they are saying in a sense that they believe it is in accordance with Christ's original church, that it is not false, and that it's the real deal (genuine).
While we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claim to be the only true church we are not saying that all other churches preach nothing but false doctrine. In fact, in a General Conference of the Church, Elaine L. Jack said something to the effect of 'we don't believe we have a corner on goodness.' It's true, we don't. But we believe that we have the fullness of the truth. (See The Doctrine and Covenants 1:30)
I'll just finish by saying that I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, and you can too. Visit www.mormon.org!