The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Sunday, October 9, 2016

They Are Fully Dependent Upon Us

Rexburg Idaho Temple - Photo From LDS Media Library
"Shortly before his death, President Joseph F. Smith received the vision of the redemption of the dead. He taught that those who are in the spirit world are fully dependent upon the ordinances that we receive on their behalf. The scripture reads, 
“The dead who repent will be redeemed, through obedience to the ordinances of the house of God.” (D&C 138:58) 
"We receive the ordinances in their behalf, but they make and are held accountable for each covenant associated with each ordinance. Surely, the veil is thin for us and parts completely for them in the temple.” 

– Elder Kent F. Richards, “The Power of Godliness,” LDS General Conference, April 2016.

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