Quotes on Good vs. Evil

See also: Helaman 7:22; Helaman 14:31; 1 Nephi 22:15-23; 2 Nephi 2:5

I testify that as the forces of evil increase under Lucifer’s leadership and as the forces of good increase under the leadership of Jesus Christ, there will be growing battles between the two until the final confrontation.  As the issues become clearer and more obvious, all mankind will eventually be required to align themselves either for the kingdom of God or for the kingdom of the devil.  As these conflicts rage, either secretly or openly, the righteous will be tested.  God’s wrath will soon shake the nations of the earth and will be poured out on the wicked without measure (see Joseph Smith – History 1:45, D&C 1:9).  But God will provide strength for the righteous and the means of escape; and eventually and finally truth will triumph (see 1 Nephi 22:15-23). — President Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, November 1988, p. 87

Another scripture is very important for a teacher to understand: “All men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil.”  (2 Nephi 2:5; Helaman 14:31)

Parents and teachers need to know that a youngster can tell right from wrong.  This knowledge may be distorted or perverted or covered up in unfortunate life experiences, but intuitively, as a part of the spiritual endowment of all humanity, there is a knowledge of right from wrong.  That gives me great hope, for then I understand that every child of God, however reprobate he may have become, however degenerate he may seem to be, has hidden within him the spark of divinity and a sensitivity to that which is wrong as compared to that which is right. — President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, November 2000, p. 74