In our efforts to prepare, in our efforts to be ready, we are provided a sweet assurance in Alma, where we are reminded that the Savior “has all power to save every man that believeth on his name and bringeth forth fruit meet for repentance” (Alma 12:15).
As the world slides from its spiritual moorings, the Lord prepares the way for those who seek Him, offering them greater assurance, greater confirmation, and greater confidence in the spiritual direction they are traveling.
Every time we go to the temple, the ordinances reorient us to the natural order of the universe, including the natural order of marriage. Like the ancient mariner, we look to the heavens to get our bearings—and we do that through the temple.
Direction came to Joseph Smith from the Lord, who instructed Joseph to build the first temple in this dispensation in Kirtland. This temple was built out of the poverty of the Saints, and shortly after its dedication the Lord came and accepted it. At that glorious time other heavenly manifestations also took place, including the fulfillment of the prophecy found in Malachi.
The temple is a sacred edifice, a holy place where essential saving ceremonies and ordinances are performed to prepare us for exaltation.
After reflecting on the 9/11 tragedy a year ago, BYU's president counsels students to treat the university, and their bodies, as temples of learning.
It is clear that the Lord is preparing the earth for His second coming. May we appreciate the day in which we live.
The priesthood, the presence of the Holy Ghost, our temple covenants—these are heavenly powers that bless our lives when we live the gospel.
My dear brothers and sisters, it isn’t often that Sister Tuttle gets to accompany me on church assignments, but she is here tonight, and I’d first like to introduce her to you and then have her say a few words. First, you can see that she is beautiful. Second, she has a beautiful name. Her name is Marné, with a French “é.” We have lived in many places fulfilling Church…
Spencer W. Kimball, speaking of temples now and in the future, tells of a time when temples will be operating night and day to accomplish the Lord's work.
God will save our generation by sending Elijah, with priesthood sealing keys to connect us with our forefathers and our posterity.
Joseph Fielding Smith is given an award celebrating his work in genealogy. He speaks about the central role of the sealing power in our quest for salvation.
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Commitment to temple marriage begins with dating worthy Saints. As you date, consider the covenants you intend to make and the home you wish to have.
If we want our marriage to last beyond this life, we must be faithful to the new and everlasting covenant of marriage we've made with our spouse and God.
An eternal home is one where eternal covenants are made and kept. Strive for a temple marriage, and treasure your spouse and children.
Each of us is a temple of God. Do not leave this university without gaining a testimony of that responsibility and becoming committed to it.