Teaching Pamphlets
How Can I Know?

“How Can I Know?” The Gospel of Jesus Christ (2005)

“How Can I Know?” The Gospel

How Can I Know?

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You can know the truth through sincere prayer.

The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through revelation from God to the Prophet Joseph Smith and to other prophets.

You can know for yourself that these things are true by asking your Heavenly Father in prayer. He will answer you through the Holy Ghost, who is also called the Spirit of God. The Holy Ghost witnesses, or testifies, of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost confirms truth through feelings, thoughts, and impressions. The feelings that come from the Holy Ghost are powerful, but they are also usually gentle and quiet. As taught in the Bible, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, [and] temperance” (Galatians 5:22–23).

These feelings are a confirmation from the Holy Ghost that this message is true. You will then need to choose whether you will live in harmony with the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through Joseph Smith.