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Applying the scriptures: 'We open the door with just a desire to believe'

Referring to the prophet Alma's discourse to the Zoramites during the October 1990 general conference, Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen of the Seventy quoted from Alma 32:27: "But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words."

Continuing, Elder Mickelsen said: "[Alma] explained to them that we open the door to receive by the Spirit with just a desire to believe. We must want to know the truth; we manifest that desire by asking, seeking and knocking; the explicit promise is that He will answer, open and help us find the truth.

"We must prepare our hearts and our minds with a sincere desire to know the truth."