Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Nelson: 'There Is No Conflict Between Science and Religion'

“There is no conflict between science and religion. Conflict only arises from an incomplete knowledge of either science or religion, or both,” Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said during the dedication of the new Life Sciences Building at Brigham Young University on April 9.

“This university is committed to search for truth, and teach the truth,” said Elder Nelson. “All truth is part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether truth comes from a scientific laboratory or by revelation from the Lord, it is compatible.”

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“Research and education are religious responsibilities for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints,” said Elder Nelson. “For we know that ‘the glory of God is intelligence.’ And our perspective is enlarged by knowing that ‘Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.’ ”

There will always be more to learn, the apostle said, especially when studying topics that relate to the creation, physiology and laws of life.

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