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Elder Oaks: Teach Students to Apply Gospel Truths

  By Marianne Holman, Church News staff writer

  • 14 February 2013

Elder Dallin H. Oaks addresses seminary and institute instructors during the Church Educational System’s “Evening with a General Authority” February 8, 2013, in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.   Photo by James Dalrymple

Teachers have a great responsibility to help the young people of the Church think clearly about gospel truths and how to apply them to the challenges they face, Elder Dallin H. Oaks told seminary and institute instructors during the Church Educational System’s “Evening with a General Authority” broadcast  February 8, 2013.

Even though the youth in the Church today are strong and faithful, they still need teachers and leaders to reinforce their beliefs as they resist the diversions and evils they face, he taught.

Teachers can help counteract strong negative influences with simple basics, such as those found in the Family Proclamation. “In the context of your sequential scripture teaching, you are responsible to teach the basic doctrine of marriage and the family,” he said.