Education Quotes

LDS Quotes

“There are three dangers that threaten the church from within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. As I see them, they are flattery of prominent men in the world, false educational ideas, and sexual impurity.” Joseph F Smith (Gospel Doctrine p. 312-313.)

“I feel to warn you that one of the chief means of misleading our youth and destroying the family unit is our educational institutions. There is more than one reason why the Church is advising our youth to attend colleges close to their homes where institutes of religion are available. It gives the parents the opportunity to stay close to their children, and if they become alerted and informed, these parents can help expose the deceptions of men like Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, John Dewey, John Keynes and others. There are much worse things today that can happen to a child than not getting a full education. In fact, some of the worst things have happened to our children while attending colleges led by administrators who wink at subversion and amorality. Said Karl G. Maeser, “I would rather have my child exposed to smallpox, typhus fever, cholera or other malignant and deadly diseases than to the degrading influence of a corrupt teacher.” Ezra Taft Benson (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 307.)

[John Dewey’s philosophies have been poisoning our education system for over a century. John Goodlad is a disciple of Dewey and helped bring that poison into BYU in the 1980’s. For some more information on this, please visit this link.]

“The old concepts of our Founding Fathers are scoffed and jeered at by young moderns whose goals appear to be the destruction of integrity and virtue and the glorification of pleasure, thrills, and self-indulgence.” Ezra Taft Benson (Improvement Era Jan. 1967.)

“There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution which authorized the federal government to enter into the field of education. Ezra Taft Benson (An Enemy Hath Done This. pp 230-31)”

“As the educational system falls into the hands of the in-power political faction or into the hands of an obscure but tightly knit group of professional social reformers, it is used not to educate but to indoctrinate.” Ezra Taft Benson (An Enemy Hath Done this – pg. 229)

“One of the greatest threats to the work of the Lord today comes from false educational ideas.
The Church educations system has five major objectives:
1. To each the truth
2. To education our youth not only for time but for all eternity
3. Teach students to not be misled by purveyors of false doctrines, vain speculations and faulty interpretations
4. Prepare students to live well rounded lives
5. To set the stage for students to acquire a testimony of the reality of God and the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and his work”
-Harold B. Lee

“The fight for freedom is Gods’ fight…  When a man stands for freedom he stands with God.  And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.  And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God -the best company and the greatest power in or out of this world.  Any man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom.”
-Ezra Taft Benson

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