Make no assumptions, LDS doctrine has to be said

There is a phrase we use in America (perhaps elsewhere, too) that goes something like this, “It goes without saying.” We have all used it before. It is communicating that some fact is so inherently obvious that one does not have to articulate that fact to others. It is automatically understood. For example, “It goes without saying that one should pull the parachute cord when one jumps out of a plane at 30,000 feet.” It’s obvious.

On the other hand, sometimes things go unsaid that should have been said. We take something or some knowledge for granted and assume that everyone else thinks, believes and knows what we think, believe and know.

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we sometimes leave things unsaid that absolutely need to be said, especially when others are listening and observing. Let me explain.

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