Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

Can we determine truth through feelings, beliefs, and experiences? Or is there a better standard?

Key Points:

  • Can We Trust Our Feelings?
  • Can We Trust Our Beliefs?
  • Can We Trust Our Experiences?
  • Examine Your Feelings, Beliefs, and Experiences

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Can you think of a time when your feelings led you astray? What happened?
  4. Is it good to be strongly convinced about things? Explain.
  5. Why are sincerity or strength of conviction inadequate tests of truth? Why is it hard for someone who is strongly convinced to consider alternative ideas?
  6. Can you give an example of how one personal experience can be interpreted in two (or more) different ways?
  7. In what ways are our feelings, convictions, and experiences valuable, if not for determining the final truth?
  8. Read John 8:31-32. According to Jesus, how can people know the truth? What does it mean to “abide in” Jesus’ word?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Regaining Trust After Mormonism series.