Knowledge is important — but it is only part of the equation in our spiritual development. Our happiness in mortality and our progress throughout eternity depend on our learning to “act in doctrine,” to live as we know we should live.
InAct in Doctrine,Elder David A. Bednar shares key insights to help close the gap between what we know and how we act. “The essential first step in reducing the disparity between gospel knowledge and righteous behavior is learning about and emulating the character of Christ,” he writes.
As we turn from self to to the Savior, we become better able to understand respond to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Obedience becomes “the sweet fruit of honoring covenant responsibilities — not merely a chore or an option to be performed based upon circumstances or convenience.” This is a stirring invitation to all of us to learn, ponder, andAct in Doctrine.
Chapter One - Acting in Doctrine and the Character of Christ
Chapter Two - Acting in Doctrine and Moral Agency
Chapter Three - Acting in Doctrine and Conversion unto the Lord
Chapter Four - Acting in Doctrine and the Role of a Teacher