In the days prior to His crucifixion, Thomas asked the Savior,” Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus answered and said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Most of us are like Thomas, in that we want to find our way back to Heavenly Father. Jesus told us, that by following him and searching for truth, we could find our way.
President Boyd K. Packer observed, “Truth, glorious truth, proclaims there is a ….mediator….Through Him mercy can be fully extended to each of us without offending the eternal law of justice. This truth is the very root of Christian doctrine. You may know much about the gospel as it branches out from there, but if you only know the branches and those branches do not touch that root, if they have been cut free from that truth, there will be no life nor substance nor redemption in them.”
Robert Millet said, “The central, saving doctrine is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of humankind; that He lived, taught, healed, suffered, and died for our sins; and that He rose from the dead the third day with a glorious, immortal, resurrected body. It was the Prophet Joseph Smith who spoke of these central truths as the “fundamental principles” of our religion to which all other doctrines are but appendages.”
In our effort to know the truth, consider these encouraging words of the Savior to us in our dispensation of time, “Behold, ye are little children and ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, and you are of them that Father hath given me; and none of them that my father hath given me shall be lost. (D&C 50:40-42)