Mormon Doctrine, pg. 619; “See –>EPISTLES OF COMMENDATION. It is the practice of the Church to issue certificates, commonly called recommends, in order to identify persons as members of the Church or to certify to their worthiness to receive certain ordinances or blessings.”
2 Corinthians 3:1-3; “Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”
These temple recommends are coveted pieces of paper the Mormon carry in their wallets and shows the temple workers to gain entrance into the temple. It is SO much work! Where is Jesus in all this?