For theEnrichment Activity, I am writing about the Excerpts from Dr. Henry Eyring’sshort books, Faith of a Scientist and Reflections of a Scientist. I got to knowmany new things about finding the truth that I had never even considered.
As ahuman being, we believe that our purpose here on the earth is to Find truthwherever it may be found. If we are worthy, we will receive the truth throughfeelings, visions, thoughts and dreams. It is just human nature that we arecurious and that we want to have all the answers. After reading the Excerpts, I totallyagree with Dr. Henry Eyring. In his speech he chose to talk about people livingin the moon, how the universe got wound up, the relation of science andreligion, and many more.
I, being a non-religious person, I agreed his words.Discovered truth that came up with scientific experiments and the revealedtruth that was revealed by god are related with one another. As PresidentEyring said “It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance.”, if a personignores a religion and revealed truth it is not possible to save him.
Wherescience cannot prove, religion comes in hand. Scientists can discover how theuniverse was made but they can never find out why it was made that whenreligion answers the question. God has given us the promise to knowthe truth for ourselves. Wecan find truth when we seek the Lord with a sincere heart and real intent.
Andso, we will find the answer for the question that science cannot prove,” Why?”.We have such great gifts to learn truth such as through newspapers, radios, andthe internet. Everyone of us has to find the truth and gain their own testimonyof the truth.I learned that Sir Isaac and Galileo both were deeplyreligious, which means they also supported religion with science. Whenpresident Eyring was about to leave for the university of Arizona his fatherSaid, “Son, you don’t have to accept anything that isn’t true to believe theGospel.
Learn all you can. If you live clean and are not profane, you will stayclose to the Gospel. If you will do these things, I’ll be satisfied with theresult.” I wanted to quote this phrase because he says that his son doesn’tneed to accept anything that isn’t true to believe the gospel, but he shouldrather live a simple and clean life as taught by the Lord, Jesus Christ.At first, my perspective was changed because I used tobelieve that religion and science can never be together, and the revealed truthdiffers from the discovered truth but as I went through president Eyring’slecture I saw that the revealed truth and discovered truth are the same butonly the difference is the way to prove it. And now my perspective isstrengthened, as I read through the material I saw the revealed truth is 100%true but the discovered truth cannot be sure that it is 100% true.