There is a difference between knowing and believing. Although the scriptures focus mostly on faith, it seems logical to me that my ultimate goal should be knowing the truths of the gospel to be true. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and searching the scriptures to find out how I can know.
What I’m realizing is that, as usual, there is a progression involved on the way to knowing. If we aren’t prepared for the knowledge we receive, it won’t do us any good. Also, with knowledge must come a much higher level of accountability.
So, I really want to know, but it’s my responsibility to be ready for it. I need to be sure that my faith and hope are SO strong, that they’ll be able to serve as a solid foundation to support my knowledge when I get it. And since I’ll be more accountable, I want to be super sure that I know exactly what I’m accountable for!