Temple Work is Protection against Adversary

“A First Presidency letter dated October 8, 2012, encourages members to perform essential ordinances for their own ancestors when attending the temple. Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles provided additional information on this subject during his October 2012 general conference address.



Below is the direction from the First Presidency followed by additional explanation from Elder Scott and links to useful resources…

Hold onto your seats because if that wasn’t bad enough you’re going to get sick by what else they had to say.

“Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors, prepare their names for the sacred vicarious ordinances available in the temple, and then go to the temple to stand as proxy for them to receive the ordinances of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost… I can think of no greater protection from the influence of the adversary in your life,” said Elder Scott.”


Not only does this contradict the word of God, it qualified as a false prophecy based on what they’ve previously taught in D&C 35:25-26.