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“There is no such thing as an accurate, objective history of the Church without consideration of the spiritual powers that attend this work… There is a temptation…to want to tell everything, whether it is worthy or faith-promoting or not. Some things that are true are not very useful… In an effort to be objective, impartial, and scholarly, a writer or a teacher may unwittingly be giving equal time to the adversary… In the Church, we are not neutral. We are one-sided. There is a war going on, and we are engaged in it…The fact that something is already in print or available from another source is no excuse for using potentially damaging materials in writing, speaking, or teaching: Do not spread disease germs!”

Boyd K. Packer – 22 August 1981, The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect (Provo, UT: CES Religious Educators Symposium, Brigham Young University, 1981).