“The Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet” was a devotional talk that was given by Mormon Apostle Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994) on Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University. Benson became Mormonism’s 13th President on November 10, 1985 after the death of Spencer W. Kimball. When Benson gave this speech LDS Church was membership was less than 4.5 million. What that means is that the great majority of modern members were probably unaware of this speech until October, 2010 when two LDS General Authorities, Seventy Claudio R.M. Costa, and Kevin R. Duncan, highlighted Benson’s speech point-by-point in their general conference addresses. Since all conference messages are vetted, this demonstrated that Benson’s “14 Fundamentals” in following the Mormon prophet are approved by the current First Presidency.