Source:Boyd K. Packer:Conference Report:April 1983:Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient

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Packer: "Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient"

Boyd K. Packer:

Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient. They are obedient because they know certain spiritual truths and have decided, as an expression of their own individual agency, to obey the commandments of God.... Those who talk of blind obedience may appear to know many things, but they do not understand the doctrines of the gospel. There is an obedience that comes from a knowledge of the truth that transcends any external form of control. We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.[1]

Notes

  1. Boyd K. Packer, Conference Report, 1983 April, pp. 89–90.