“The Spirit Speaketh the Truth things As They Really Are and of Things As They Really Will Be”

Bryan Richards

Joseph Smith is credited with revealing the definition of truth, And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come (DC 93:24). These 19 words give the answer to one of the most fundamental questions to face philosophers. Pilate asked the same question of the Savior, What is truth? (John 18:38) Unfortunately, Pilate did not wait for an answer but went to consult with the Jews. We should not be surprised that the same doctrine had been revealed to the Nephite prophets for they had communed with the Almighty and learned of those truths that only the Spirit teaches.