Tuesday, October 6, 2009

President Lorenzo Snow and the building of the Temple in Missouri

Matt  5:8
 8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  (emphasis added)

D&C  97:15-16
 15 And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it;
 16 Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God.  (emphasis added)

D&C  101:18-20
 18 They that remain, and are pure in heart, shall return, and come to their inheritances, they and their children, with songs of everlasting joy, to build up the waste places of Zion--
 19 And all these things that the prophets might be fulfilled.
 20 And, behold, there is none other place appointed than that which I have appointed; neither shall there be any other place appointed than that which I have appointed, for the work of the gathering of my saints--  (emphasis added)

President Lorenzo Snow

I can tell you what I think: Many of you will be living in Jackson County, and there you will be assisting in building the temple; and if you will not have seen the Lord Jesus at that time you may expect Him very soon, to see Him, to eat and drink with Him, to shake hands with Him and to invite Him to your houses as He was invited when He was here before. I am saying things to you now of which I know something of the truth of them. (15 June 1901, DN, p. 1.) 
(Lorenzo Snow, The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, edited by Clyde J. Williams, p.186)

1 comment:

Shane said...

How amazing - imagine inviting the Savior into your home as you would a friend. I get a warm feeling just thinking about it!!