971 How to Accept the Truth
If one wishes to be cleansed from corruption and undergo a transformation in one’s life disposition, one must love the truth and be able to accept the truth. How do you accept truth? Accepting the truth means that no matter what sort of corrupt disposition you have or which venom of the great red dragon has poisoned your nature, you acknowledge it when it is revealed by God’s word and submit to God’s word; you accept it unconditionally, without reason or choice, and you know yourself according to God’s word. This is what it means to accept God’s word. No matter what God says, no matter what words He uses, no matter how much they might pierce your heart, you can accept it as long as it is the truth, and you can acknowledge it as long as it conforms to reality. You can submit to God’s word regardless of how deeply you understand it, and you accept and submit to the light of enlightenment from the Holy Spirit that is communicated by the brothers and sisters. When such a person’s pursuit of truth has reached a certain point, he can obtain truth and achieve the transformation of his disposition.
Adapted from “How to Know Man’s Nature” in Records of Christ’s Talks