Truman G. Madsen – The Temple Leads to the Fulness of Truth
“Notice “my name shall be here.” Solomon plead for that when he dedicated the ancient temple. What does it mean? There are depths beyond depths. You are required as disciples of Christ to come once in seven days and covenant anew to take upon you the name of Jesus Christ. In the house of the Lord you come to take upon you his name in the fullest sense. Why all the emphasis on fullness? Well there is a promise that we will one day have a fullness of truth. That is temple-related. We are promised the fullness of the Holy Ghost. Joseph Smith prayed for that at the Kirtland Temple dedication. And we are promised within the temple the fullness of the priesthood.
Likewise, we are promised that in the temple the Lord’s name will be put upon us. It means at root that we become his. The answer to “Who am I?” can never be complete unless it answers “Whose am I?” You are the son or daughter of a king. The Father himself. Through the ordinances you are begotten spiritually through his Son. You become heir to his throne. That is a worldly way of saying it. But it is true. An old Jewish proverb says that the worst thing the evil inclination can ever do to you is to make you forget that you are the son or daughter of a king. I don’t know how you can forget that in the temple. You take his name.” Truman G. Madsen, The Temple and the Atonement
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