I've been a church member for nearly four years and this phrase has baffled me. As an English prof and linguist, I have wondered about the rhetorical significance of saying, "I know," but have never been able to get an explanation that helped me come to terms with it. In fact, I put off giving my own testimony, because I wasn't sure what I'd be saying if I used the term, "I know." I do believe that "I know," based on my own personal revelations, but I'm more willing to say (in my testimony) that I believe or have faith (even in the face of contradictions or incomplete knowledge) that this is the Lord's true church is true. Thank you for addressing this issue.
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