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  1. This was given by Brigham Youngon April 6, 1853, at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Salt Lake Temple.

    Your endowment is, to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord, which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, passing the angels who stand as sentinels, being enabled to give them the key words, the signs and tokens, pertaining to the holy Priesthood, and gain your eternal exaltation in spite of earth and hell.

    -Discourses of Brigham Young, 416. This passage has been quoted in the following publications by General Authorities and LDS sources.

    Elder Packer, The Holy Temple, 153.

    President Harold B. Lee, Decisions for Successful Living (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1973): 140.

    Presdient Spencer W. Kimball, “The Things of Eternity—Stand We in Jeopardy?” Ensign, Jan (1977): 6

    Elder Carlos E. Asay, Family Pecan Trees- Planting a Legacy of Faith at Home (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992): 221.

    Elder ElRay L. Christiansen, “Some Things You Need to Know About the Temple,” Ensign, January (1972): 66.

    Elder David B. Haight, “Come to the House of the Lord,” Ensign, May (1992): 15-16

    LaRene Gaunt, “Finding Joy in Temple Service,” Ensign, October (1994): 7.

    “Endowed with Covenants and Blessings,” Ensign, February (1995): 40.

    The Temple Preparation teachers manual and student manual.

    Malcolm S. Jeppsen, “Q&A: “What are the requirements for a person to receive a temple recommend for marriage?”” New Era, June (1975): 47.

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