An interesting comment about “feeling”--
“Ye are swift to do iniquity but slow to remember the Lord your God. Ye
have seen an angel, and he spake unto you; yea, ye have heard his voice
from time to time; and he hath spoken unto you in a still small voice,
but ye were *past feeling*, that ye could not *feel* his words;
wherefore, he has spoken unto you like unto the voice of thunder, which
did cause the earth to shake as if it were to divide asunder.” (1 Nephi
True religion is a feeling. It is common in anti-Mormon literature for
attacks to be made on prayer and on trusting one's feelings as sources
for obtaining truth. In the realm of spiritual understanding both are
fundamental. Truth is felt. Falsehood is often clothed in erudite and
sophisticated arguments. One does not have to be able to refute the
argument to know that it is false. Truth feels good; falsehood does not.
Christ spoke of the inability of the wicked to "understand with their
heart" (Matthew 13:15), while the righteous "understood in their hearts"
things too marvelous to utter (3 Nephi 19:33-34). Describing the spirit
of revelation for Joseph Smith, the Lord said, "I will tell you in your
mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and
which shall dwell in your heart" (D&C 8:2). Because of their wickedness,
such understanding was lost to Nephi's rebellious brothers.
(Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on
the Book of Mormon, 4 vols. [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1987-1992], 1:
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