Honesty…is Such a Lonely Word….
True to the Faith, pg 84; “The thirteenth article of faith states, “We believe in being honest.” To be honest means to be sincere, truthful, and without deceit at all times…if you are dishonest in your words or actions, you hurt yourself and often hurt others as well.
If you lie, steal, cheat, or neglect to give the full amount of work for your pay, you lose your self-respect. You lose the guidance of the Holy Ghost. You may find that you have damaged relationships with family members and friends and that people no longer trust you.”
Proverbs 11:3; “The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.”
When I saw this Mormon teaching in their “Gospel Reference” called True to the Faith the first thing that came to mind was a video clip Melissa sent to me last week.
In short, Robert Millet stood in front of a group of young LDS members teaching them how to lie. In his instructions he told these kids by not answering questions of investigators such as their belief in becoming gods, they’re actually sharing the gospel with them. He went on to tell them it was okay to respond to outsiders by sharing with investigators about Joseph going to the woods to pray.
This is dishonest. Why not tell people the truth? Do you really believe your integrity stays intact by dodging the truth and hiding what you do? Be a man, stand up for what you believe in or denounce it and repent!