quotes tagged with 'tradition'
Author: Delbert L. Stapley, Source: BYU 1966 Speeches of the Year
Parents are cautioned against establishing false traditions in the home, You will remember the Jewish people were so steeped in their traditions before the days of Jesus, they did not recognize the Christ when He came among them. False traditions in Church families could also find us unprepared to receive the Christ when He comes again...
[God] would be glad to send angels to communicate further to this people, but there is no room to receive it, consequently, He cannot come and dwell with you. There is a further reason: we are not capacitated to throw off in one day all our traditions, and our prepossessed feelings and notions, but have to do it little by little. It is a gradual process, advancing from one step to another; and as we layoff our false traditions and foolish notions, we receive more and more light, and thus we grow in grace; and if we continue so to grow we shall be prepared eventually to receive the Son of Man, and that is what we are after.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 2:309-318
As a Church we have critics, many of them. They say we do not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity. There is some substance to what they say. Our faith, our knowledge is not based on ancient tradition, the creeds which came of a finite understanding and out of the almost infinite discussions of men trying to arrive at a definition of the risen Christ. Our faith, our knowledge comes of the witness of a prophet in this dispensation who saw before him the great God of the universe and His Beloved Son, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. They spoke to him. He spoke with Them. He testified openly, unequivocally, and unabashedly of that great vision. It was a vision of the Almighty and of the Redeemer of the world, glorious beyond our understanding but certain and unequivocating in the knowledge which it brought. It is out of that knowledge, rooted deep in the soil of modern revelation, that we, in the words of Nephi, "talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that [we and] our children may know to what source [we] may look for a remission of [our] sins" (2 Ne. 25:26).Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://beta.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655...
When we send a spacecraft to the moon and back, it burns more fuel in the first few seconds than during the entire remainder of its half-million-mile journey. Why? To reach outer space, it has to overcome both the gravity of the earth and the atmosphere that surrounds the earth. And in a sense, we must overcome the same two forces—the gravity of habits in our private lives and the social pressures we counter in the atmosphere of our public lives—before we can fulfill our divine potential.Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, pp. 252-3
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.Author: Aristotle, Source: Unknown