"Truth looks backward and forward, expanding the perspective of our small point in time."
"The scriptures, our prayers, our own experiences, modern prophets, and the gift of the Holy Ghost bring us a clear spiritual perspective of truth necessary for our journey here on earth."
"Our individual identity is stamped in us forever. In ways we don't fully understand, our spiritual growth in the premortal world influences who we are here."
The question "What is truth?" can be answered a million different ways depending on the knowledge and perspective used. And in a world of "information and opinion overload," many people choose to believe that truth is simply a matter of personal perspective.
But with the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, it becomes clear that "there are some things that are completely and absolutely true. These eternal truths are the same for every son and daughter of God."
Truth is a knowledge of things past, present and future and expands far beyond the perspective offered by a single point in time. "Truth shows us the way to eternal life, and it comes only through our Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no other way."
The restoration of the gospel provides a way to "learn and know essential spiritual truths" through the study of holy scriptures, personal prayer, individual experiences, the counsel of prophets and apostles, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Only through "the perspective eye of faith" can the spiritual truths of God be revealed and "bring us a clear spiritual perspective of truth necessary for our journey here on earth."
As children of God, each person on earth has a divine and eternal identity. "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and other revelations shared by living prophets help clarify these divine identities. And while many individuals in their current circumstances may not fit neatly inside such teachings, "There is One who knows your burdens because of His sacrifice made in the garden and on the cross. … He will bless you and lift the burdens too heavy to bear alone."