Question: My instinct tells me not everything we are taught is true. There are so many confusing voices these days. What is the best way to search the scriptures to find out if something is true?
Answer: A simple way to search the scriptures and determine for yourself if something is true is to use a scripture search program in your device and do word searches. If you want to know more on a certain topic, click on as many instances of terms related to it as feasible and start putting together a picture of it in your mind or on paper until it becomes clear how the scriptures use or define it. Be sure to interpret meanings and definitions solely from what the scriptures actually say, not from previous interpretations you may have had that could color your thinking. Also note the context in which each thing appears and that definitions may differ from one scriptural author to the next.