The article “Preparing to Enter the House of the Lord” by Elder Kent F. Richards appears in the July issues of the Ensign, Liahona, and the New Era.
The article explains why it is important to prepare to make covenants with God and receive the fulness of the Gospel.
- In the temple you receive ordinances essential to your salvation.
- You must enter the temple clean and pure, free from any unforgiven transgression.
- As in the scriptures, many of the teachings and ordinances in the temple are symbolic, allowing you to learn more and more each time you return to the temple.