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Temple work helps me and my family come unto Christ

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My family and I can come to Jesus by doing temple work.

Elder David Sorenson taught the following:

[T]emples are of great value to us because they help us express our core theology, that of coming to Christ.

Temples … remind us and teach us about Christ and His Father. … Christ spent key parts of His ministry at the temple in Jerusalem, and [talked about the temple often]. Our temple worship today includes many symbolic references to Christ, from the spires on the outside that point our minds heavenward, to the white clothing we wear inside the temple to symbolize that, as the book of Revelation says, we have come “out of great tribulation, and have washed [our] robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev. 7:14).

Temples stand as a constant physical reminder of the grace and the goodness of the Father. … President George Q. Cannon said: “Every foundation stone that is laid for a temple, and every temple completed … lessens the power of Satan on the earth, and increases the power of God and Godliness” (Logan Temple cornerstone ceremony, 19 Sept. 1877; quoted in Nolan Porter Olsen, Logan Temple: The First 100 Years [1978], 34).

Temples have always symbolized being in the presence of the Lord. … There is a closeness to God that comes through … worship in the house of the Lord. We can come to know Him and feel welcome, “at home,” in His house. …

[T]emples can inspire us to come unto Christ … by the ordinances we perform in them. All temple ordinances are centered in Jesus Christ and His divine mission … Each ordinance is calculated to reveal to us something about Christ and our relationship to God. …

Temple ordinances also provide an opportunity to strengthen our families, … Strength can be provided through performing ordinances [on behalf of] our ancestors, thus forming a “welding link” between parents and children (D&C 128:18).(David E. Sorensen, “Small Temples—Large Blessings,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 64)

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Post date: August 3, 2010
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