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Truth As Foundation for Correct Decision Making, Feb 2008 Teaching for Our Times

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Published on March 3, 2008

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Teaching for our Times lesson based on Elder Scott's General Conference Talk, Truth as the Foundation of Correct Decisions
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Truth: The Foundation of Correct Decisions by Elder Richard G. Scott Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Relief Society Lesson February 24, 2008

How is Truth Found? 1. Scientific Approach

1. Scientific Approach

Decisions “ Scientific Method” Identify the problem Gather information Identify the standards and judgment criteria Evaluate each choice in terms of consequences Determine the best alternative Execute the decision Evaluate the outcome

“ Scientific Method”

Identify the problem

Gather information

Identify the standards and judgment criteria

Evaluate each choice in terms of consequences

Determine the best alternative

Execute the decision

Evaluate the outcome

 

Science & God I was comforted recently as President Henry B. Eyring shared an experience that his gifted father had in a meeting with other outstanding scientists. He asked them if their research indicated the existence of a superior organizing intelligence. They all confirmed their conviction that such an intelligence exists.

I was comforted recently as President Henry B. Eyring shared an experience that his gifted father had in a meeting with other outstanding scientists. He asked them if their research indicated the existence of a superior organizing intelligence.

They all confirmed their conviction that such an intelligence exists.

Power of Ten

Power of Ten

Metric mishap caused loss of $125 million NASA Mars orbiter

Powers of Ten: Perfection of Divine Order

Ten: Bridging Divine Order and Humanity Tithing (10% of income) Ten Silver Coins Ten Plagues in Egypt Ten Virgins & Ten Lepers Ten Generations Ten Lost Tribes of Israel (those other than Judah and Benjamin) Ten Commandments

Tithing (10% of income)

Ten Silver Coins

Ten Plagues in Egypt

Ten Virgins & Ten Lepers

Ten Generations

Ten Lost Tribes of Israel (those other than Judah and Benjamin)

Ten Commandments

Revealed Truth The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge,…and…gave I unto man his agency; And unto thy brethren have I…given commandment, that they should love one another, and that they should choose me, their Father; but behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood Moses 7:29-33

The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge,…and…gave I unto man his agency;

And unto thy brethren have I…given commandment, that they should love one another, and that they should choose me, their Father; but behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood

Moses 7:29-33

Truth is Found Scientific Approach

E = MC 2 Evolution Gravity String Theory Electromagnetism Big Bang CHAOS

Truth is Found Revelation Scientific Approach

How Do You Make Decisions?

How to Make Decisions Quickly Flip a coin

Flip a coin

How to Make Correct Decisions Quickly Prayer. Inspiration.

Prayer. Inspiration.

We talked about Truth. We talked about Decisions. Let’s spend the last minutes looking at the intersection between the two. How Truth IS the foundation of correct decisions. Truth Decisions

We talked about Truth.

We talked about Decisions.

Let’s spend the last minutes looking at the intersection between the two. How Truth IS the foundation of correct decisions.

Righteous Character = Spiritual Strength

Righteous Character = Spiritual Strength Righteous character is what we are building. “ It is more important than what you own, what you have learned, or what goals you have accomplished.” It allows you to be trusted.

Righteous character is what we are building.

“ It is more important than what you own, what you have learned, or what goals you have accomplished.”

It allows you to be trusted.

Righteous Character = Spiritual Strength Righteous character provides the foundation of spiritual strength. It enables you in times of trial and testing to make difficult, extremely important decisions correctly even when they seem overpowering.

Righteous character provides the foundation of spiritual strength.

It enables you in times of trial and testing to make difficult, extremely important decisions correctly even when they seem overpowering.

 

Closing Hymn #89 The Lord is My Light

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