150:4.3 "Are not two sparrows sold for a
penny? And yet I declare that not one of them is forgotten in God's sight. Know
you not that the very hairs of your head are all numbered? Fear not, therefore;
you are of more value than a great many sparrows. Be not ashamed of my
teaching; go forth proclaiming peace and good will, but be not deceived -- peace will not always attend your preaching. I
came to bring peace on earth, but when men reject my gift, division and turmoil
result. When all of a family receive the gospel of the kingdom, truly peace abides in that house; but when some of
the family enter the kingdom and others reject the gospel, such division can
produce only sorrow and sadness. Labor earnestly to save the whole family lest
a man's foes become those of his own household. But, when you have done your
utmost for all of every family, I declare to you that he who loves father or
mother more than this gospel is not worthy of the kingdom."
157:2.2 .....Do not allow yourselves to become blinded by prejudice and paralyzed by fear. Neither permit reverence for the traditions so to pervert your understanding that your eyes see not and your ears hear not. It is not the purpose of true religion merely to bring peace but rather to insure progress. And there can be no peace in the heart or progress in the mind unless you fall wholeheartedly in love with truth, the ideals of eternal realities.