Monday, December 2, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From Deposition of a Disciple (1976), 23:
Every true disciple really wants to give persuasive testimony. Sometimes prophets have been forbidden to write certain things. (Ether 13:13; 3 Nephi 27:23.) Alma wished that he could leave an angelic affidavit, with power and force. Other times we cannot speak but "the smallest part" that we feel. But we are weak. I will, however, concede cleverness to the world and keep my gaze fixed on correctness of concept. Cotton-candy concepts are soothing to the taste, but there is no nourishment in them.

The "commandments of men" dissolve as soon as they are touched by a little heat and pressure. So many secular solutions are really soothing slogans; there is no real substance to them.