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Promises for Temple & Family History Work

This morning there was a lesson on Genealogy at church. The teacher handed out a great list of quotes from general authorities about the blessings and promises for going to the temple and doing our genealogy research. I thought I would share them here.

Blessings of Temple Attendance

"You shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died." President Ezra Taft Benson, Apr 1987 General Conference

"1. You will be blessed beyond measure. 2. Your families will draw closer to the Lord. 3. Unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them. 4. The veil will be thin and great spiritual experiences will distill upon this people." Vaughan J. Featherstone, June 1985 Mt. Vernon, Washington Stake Conference

"1. Pure intelligence will be poured into our mind, a pouring in of intelligence and learning. 2. Cleansing and clarifying. 3. 'See' things we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known." Elder Boyd K. Packer's book: The Holy Temple

"...we will be a better people, we will be better fathers and husbands, we will be better wives and mothers. I make you a promise that if you will go to the house of the Lord, you will be blessed, life will be better for you." President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign July 1997

"When you attend the temple and perform the ordinances that pertain to the house of the Lord, certain blessings will come to you: You will receive the spirit of Elijah, which will turn your hearts to your spouse, to your children, and to your forebears. You will love your family with a deeper love than you have loved before. You will be endowed with power from on high as the Lord has promised." President Ezra Taft Benson, Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson p. 254

Blessings of Family History work

"Temple attendance has a calming, settling, consoling influence that distills peace and contentment...The accompanying family history work to identify ancestors to receive those ordinances yields similar blessings." Elder Richard G. Scott, BYU Education Week 19 Aug 1997

"No work is more of a protection to this church than temple work and the genealogical research which supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work we do gives us more power. No work requires a higher standard of righteousness. Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people." Elder Boyd K. Packer, The Holy Temple

"I promise you the Lord will bless you in your efforts, for this is His work, and He will guide your prayerful efforts to bring the ordinances and covenants to your ancestors....you can make a powerful contribution. Begin now. I promise you that the Lord will help you find a way. And it will make you feel wonderful." Elder Richard G. Scott, Oct 1990 General Conference


Thank you. A speaker quoted one of these today in our Sacrament Meeting. I was so happy to find it when I searched for it. Thank you for posting it here.

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