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Doctrinal Standard of the LDS Church

Improvement Era Vol. 6:233 (Jan. 1903), "Questions and Answers"

How to Decide Doctrinal Questions.

Where two writers, in as many Church works, hold to different opinions on a question, as is sometimes the case, how am I to know which is correct, or which is the view held by the Church?

The revelations of God are the standards of correctness.  When a difference appears in writers, the enquirer must reach the truth by examination from that standpoint.  If it can not be reached by the word of the Lord in the standard Church works:  the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price, the enquirer must wait until it shall please the Father to give more light on the subject by revelation.