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“The humanists who criticize us, the so-called intellectuals who demean us, speak only from ignorance of this manifestation. They have not heard the voice of the Spirit. They have not heard it because they have not sought after it and prepared themselves to be worthy of it. Then, supposing that knowledge comes only of reasonings and of the workings of the mind, they deny that which comes by the power of the Holy Ghost…

“Do not be trapped by the sophistry of the world that for the most part is negative and that seldom, if ever, bears good fruit. Do not be ensnared by those clever ones whose self-appointed mission it is to demean that which is sacred, to emphasize human weakness rather than inspired strength, and to undermine faith.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, Church Educational System fireside for young adults, “Be Not Afraid, Only Believe” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 September 2001), 4.