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Answers to Common Questions: Do you all just blindly obey whatever you’re told?

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Do you all just blindly obey whatever you’re told?

We do obey the prophets God has chosen—because we have faith in Him, not because we’re blind followers. Blind obedience is not true obedience, anyway. The choice to obey—even when we may not fully understand a commandment—is made individually and is based on the trust, faith, and courage we develop as we draw closer to God by heeding His word to His prophets. We know that we can and should seek our own confirmation from God that what His servants have asked us to do is His will. That is our duty and our privilege.

Responses are intended for help and perspective, not as official pronouncements of Church doctrine.

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This article originally appeared in the March 2015 New Era.

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