Friday, July 3, 2009

Inspirational Thought

"The whole idea of Mormonism is improvement---mentally, physically, morally, and spiritually. No half-way education suffices for the Latter-day Saint. He holds with Herbert Spencer that the function of education is to 'prepare man for complete living,' but he also maintains that 'complete living' should be interpreted 'life here and hereafter.' Joseph Smith declared that the glory of God is intelligence, that a man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, and that whatever principles of intelligence he attains to in this life, they will rise with him in the resurrection, giving him the advantage over ignorance and evil in the world to come. He taught that man by constantly progressing may eventually develop into a divine being, like unto his Father in Heaven" (The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, p. 27).

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