Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Truth - anything more or less

I'm in the unique position of being powerless.  I preside over my family, nothing else.  I write for all others only to persuade.  I will not be penalized if someone who reads my writing rejects it.  The question then is really not: "what is my motivation," but instead: does the Spirit ratify the things I have written to you? 

There is an alarming statement in D&C 93.  It follows the definition of truth found in D&C 93:24:  "Whatsoever is more or less than this is the spirit of that wicked one who was a liar from the beginning" (D&C 93: 25); meaning that we are all required to find the truth.  Anything more or anything less is evil and means we have been deceived.  In addition, the follow up to the parable of the Ten Virgins found in D&C 45:56-57 warns everyone that the five foolish virgins who will not take truth as their guide are going to be hewn down and cast into the fire.

These decisions about what truth you must accept are important, but can only be made by trusting the Spirit.  You should look to the Spirit for the answer to where and what is truth in this day of so much deception.  Marketing, by its very nature, is deception. (See, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised As Freedom, by David Kupelian)  All of modern commerce is based on deceiving you.  Making you think you need something when you do not.  Exciting your envy to get you to purchase something you really don't need.  So when it comes to the truth, you will need to demonstrate some "sales resistance" to Satan, and not be fooled into rejecting truth although it comes from a lone voice, crying from the wilderness (as has been so often the Lord's pattern in the past).


  1. One thing that I appreciate about your blog and your books is that they are persuasive that it's unspeakably important for all of us to open our eyes, see what's going on, and take things seriously. In Braveheart, at one point he meets with the future queen of England, sees that she's a good but naive person, and says to her, "One day you will be a queen, and you must open your eyes." In our case, we must open our eyes, or we'll never be queens (or kings). To whatever extent we haven't come to the truth, as you've pointed out, we're believing or living lies, and there's darkness in us.

  2. Based on this post I bought a used copy of The Marketing of Evil from Amazon a few weeks ago.

    I'd always known that Lucifer was the first great marketer, but my eyes were certainly opened more by reading this book.

    I would warmly recommend it to others.


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