“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
– Robert Frost
We get to listen to a lot of things from some of our critics. We all need a little more education so that we can avoid losing our temper over some of the things they dare to say. And more education will help us avoid losing our confidence in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Serious study of the Book of Mormon is one way to be more educated about the Gospel. If it’s true, a lot of things fall into place. If it’s not, there’s no need to pay tithing. If Joseph Smith were a fraud, the Book of Mormon should provide ample proof, fall more valuable that the hearsay of critics or interpretations of historians about whether or not he did or said this or that. And if he were a prophet of God, the Book of Mormon should be the surest way to test that hypothesis. So let’s get more educated, starting now.