The Foolishness of Teaching

Teaching Seminary Preservice Readings Religion 370, 471, and 475, (2004), 47


I shall suggest to you five things that compose and comprise the teacher’s divine commission. …

Bruce McConkie

ELDER BRUCE R. MCCONKIE
OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

Excerpt from address to religious educators, 18 September 1981, 6, 9, 11, 14–15

  1. 1.

    We are commanded to teach the principles of the gospel. …

  2. 2.

    We are to teach the principles of the gospel as they are found in the standard works. …

  3. 3.

    We are to teach by the power of the Holy Ghost. …

  4. 4.

    We are to apply the gospel principles taught to the needs and circumstances of our hearers. …

  5. 5.

    We must testify that what we teach is true.