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Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy began his remarks to BYU–Pathway Worldwide students on Tuesday, May 24, with a teaching from the Savior that has always fascinated him. 

In John 8:31-32, the Savior says, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

What does it mean that the truth can make one free? During the devotional broadcast to students across the globe, Elder Nielson explained that in John 8, those to whom the Savior was speaking were confused, telling Him they had never been in bondage. The Savior, however, teaches them that He was speaking of freedom from sin, which includes the blessings of His Atonement.

“In my life I have learned that knowing the truth has set me free,” Elder Nielson said. “Understanding that God is my Father, that I am His son, that I have the ability to become like Him, and that the Savior Jesus Christ was sent in the meridian of time to not only atone for my sins but also to help me through difficult trials makes me free indeed.” 

With that knowledge, Elder Nielson said he can move forward in faith trusting in the Lord. “And you can do the same.”

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