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“Satan is the great deceiver, the father of lies (see John 8:44). This is not because Satan tells only lies. His most effective lies are half-truths or lies accompanied by the truth. A lie is most effective when it can travel incognito in good company…

“The fact that something is true is not always a justification for communicating it…

“[S]ome things that are true are not edifying or appropriate to communicate. Readers of history and biography should ponder that moral reality as part of their effort to understand the significance of what they read.”

~Dallin H. Oaks, Reading Church History, Ninth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators’ Symposium, 16 August 1985, Brigham Young University~

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