Essay on The Principles Of Teaching And Being Instructed
live with Him again. In order to do that, however, tests and instruction must be given. This
mortal life is an opportunity of immense spiritual and intellectual growth. That growth comes
naturally for some, and less naturally for others. Thankfully, our Heavenly Father has given
instructions through His servants and the scriptures as to how we can increase this knowledge.
Because of this, teaching is an integral part of religion, and, Christ’s Gospel. By further
understanding the principles of teaching and being instructed, we will further be able to take
advantage of those opportunities to receive spiritual enlightenment, through the Holy Ghost.
Principles of Teaching
One of the most important principles of the Gospel is to teach. Without instruction, the
basic principles of the Gospel would never be shared, and those principles would have no effect
in the lives of others. In section 88 of the Doctrine and Covenants, verse 77 it reads; “And I give
unto you a commandment that you shall teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom.”1 This is
a direct charge to teach the doctrine of God’s kingdom. It is a commandment to teach the Gospel.
Certain blessings are promised through teaching, which are illustrated in the following verse;
“Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in
theory, in principle, in…