Faith-Promoting Rumor

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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Adam and faith

Sometimes I wonder if I am going about all of this all wrong.

Take Adam, for instance. He is told to sacrifice animals, so he does. He doesn't bother to ask why; He doesn't care to ask for how long. He just sacrifices animals.

For that matter, Adam doesn't really seem to bother with trying to work things out on his own at all. He just humbly does what he is told and operates on the belief that at some point he will get an explanation. And then, at some point, he does.

Are we going about this whole thing in the wrong way? Should we really be trying to figure anything out on our lonesome? How does Adam's example work with D&C 9:7-9? Is there anyway to avoid producing the philosophies of men, mingled with scripture, while pondering the scriptures on our own?