July 26


Learn All Things Through the Lens of the Gospel

By Tresta Neil

Body of Christ, Called to Learn, Spiritual Growth

There is a video on lds.org about a scientist who compared the gospel and science as two separate lenses. When we look through each one separately we see colors, shapes, designs, we get excited about what we are learning. However, when we look out of both lenses at the same time we see depth we get a new perspective.


All learning becomes more clearer and easier to be remembered. When we learn about history and science we can see the hand of providence in the solving of problems and making inventions.

Our current education system has chosen to separate religion and academic and lately many have chosen to not teach religion at all. This choice limits our progress and depth of understanding.

  • “Each of us has a personal lens through which we view the world. Our lens gives its special tint to all we see. It can suppress some features and emphasize others. It can also reveal things otherwise invisible. Through the lens of spirituality, we can know “the things of God” by “the Spirit of God.” (1 Cor. 2:11.) As the Apostle Paul taught, such things are “foolishness” to the “natural man.” He cannot see them “because they are spiritually discerned.” (See 1 Cor. 2:14.)  ~ Dallin H. Oaks, “Spirituality”, Ensign November 1985

This conference is built around the idea that we can once again unite the two and see from both lenses, stop limiting ourselves and God and receive a much richer, more in depth understanding or heart education.

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