Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Bednar: Please Do Not Fear Technology, Embrace It


Speaking during the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, Elder David A. Bednar emphasized: “Please do not fear technology. Please do not take counsel from your fears. Embrace these inspired tools. Learn to use them to proclaim the gospel." Though he was speaking to mission presidents, this counsel powerfully applies to all of us.

Mission leaders and missionaries will “have help from Him whose Church this is” as they use technology to further the eternally important work of salvation, said Elder David A. Bednar on June 24.

“Today we have considered both the possibilities and the perils of digital devices and other technologies in the work of proclaiming the gospel,” said Elder Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “'For such a time as this’ (Esther 4:14) we have been called and set apart, to use the potent power of these inspired tools to take full advantage of the untold possibilities and to overcome the limitless perils.”

Speaking at the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, Elder Bednar addressed the theme, “They Should Proclaim These Things Unto the World (Doctrine and Covenants 1:18).”

Latter-day Saints today are blessed to live, learn, and serve in a distinctive dispensation, even the dispensation of the fulness of times, said Elder Bednar.

Lead image from Deseret News.
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