Temple and family history

“The temple holds a place at the very center of our most sacred beliefs, and the Lord asks that we attend, ponder, study, and find personal meaning and application individually. We will come to understand that through the ordinances of the temple, the power of godliness is manifest in our lives and that because of temple ordinances, we can be armed with God’s power, and His name will be upon us, His glory round about us, and His angels have charge over us.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Rise Up In Strength, Sisters in Zion,” General Conference, October 2016)

“If we are to receive all the blessings God so generously offers, our earthly path must lead to the temple.” (Jean A. Stephens, Primary General Presidency, “Covenant Daughters of God,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Temples are an expression of God’s love. He invites us all to come, learn of Him, feel His love, and receive the priesthood ordinances necessary for eternal life with Him.” (Jean A. Stephens, Primary General Presidency, “Covenant Daughters of God,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Sacred temple work will increase our faith in Christ, and then we can better influence the faith of others.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Sharing Your Light,” General Conference, October 2014)

“We will not be raising the dead as did the Savior, but we can bless the dead by finding their names for temple work. Then we will indeed raise them from their spirit prison and offer them the path of eternal life.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Sharing Your Light,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Retain the vision of the temple–the Savior’s holy house–ever in your hearts and minds.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Now Is the Time to Arise and Shine!” General Conference, April 2012)

“Many were the blessings we had received in the house of the Lord, which has caused us joy and comfort in the midst of all our sorrows and enabled us to have faith in God, knowing He would guide us and sustain us in the unknown journey that lay before us.” (Sarah Rich, quoted in Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Cleave unto the Covenants,” General Conference, October 2011)

“The pioneers gave everything they had to come to the tops of the mountains so that you and I could have the blessings of the temple and be sealed eternally as families.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Guardians of Virtue,” General Conference, April 2011)

“The most holy places on earth are the temples. In the temple, worthy members of the Church receive the greatest blessings anyone can aspire to as we make sacred covenants with God.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“The covenants we make with the associated ordinances we receive in the temple become our credentials for admission into God’s presence. These covenants elevate us beyond the limits of our own power and perspective.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Family history research may be done by anyone outside the temple walls, but the sacred ordinances our dead ancestors need for their exaltation can be administered only in the temple.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“When we go to the temple, we clear our minds and hearts of thoughts and feelings which may not be in harmony with the sacred experiences of the temple.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“We also dress in a modest, proper, and dignified manner. Our dress and grooming for this sacred occasion are signs of reverence and respect for the Lord and His holy house.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Let us be worthy to have a current temple recommend. Let us go to the temple to seal our families eternally. Let us return to the temple as often as our circumstances will permit. Let us give our kindred dead the opportunity to receive the ordinances of exaltation. Let us enjoy the spiritual strength and the revelation we receive as we attend the temple regularly. Let us be faithful and make and keep temple covenants to receive the full blessings of the Atonement.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Temples are sacred, holy places. They are a source of spiritual power and strength. They are a place of revelation. They are the house of the Lord.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” General Conference, October 2008)

“When we are worthy, we can not only enter the temple, the temple can enter us. The Lord’s promises of salvation and happiness become ours—and our earthly mission becomes His.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “Look toward Eternity!”, General Conference, October 2006)

“This is our day, and temple work is the work that we have been prepared to do.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “We Did This for You,” General Conference, October 2004)

Temple work “is a work for every generation, including and especially the youth of the Church.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “We Did This for You,” General Conference, October 2004)

“The temple is the reason for everything we do in the Church.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “We Did This for You,” General Conference, October 2004)

“The temple blesses not only our families’ and ancestors’ lives, but also our own.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “We Did This for You,” General Conference, October 2004)

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