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3 Things Parents Should Teach Youth Before Their Endowment

Sometimes in the excitement and focus of major life events like missions and marriage, the temple experience becomes secondary. However, your personal temple endowment can and should be a deeply meaningful and important life event in itself. Sadly many young men and women show up to the temple, worthy to be there, but unprepared to comprehend the meaning and significance… Read more »

Joseph’s Description of the Endowment

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Joseph Smith introduced and described the endowment as follows: “Wednesday, [May 4, 1842]—I spent the day in the upper part of the store…in council with General James Adams of Springfield, Patriarch Hyrum Smith, Bishops Newel K. Whitney and George Miller, and President Brigham Young and Elders Heber C. Kimball and Willard Richards, instructing them in the principles and order of… Read more »

Temple Worthiness

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As a follow up to the Temple Threshold post, and before moving on to the Creation, let’s briefly consider a few ideas about worthiness. First, one just for fun. These are a supposed sampling of old temple recommend questions from the late 1800s or early 1900s. (A friend gave this list to me. I’m not vouching for its historical accuracy,… Read more »