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(RNS) — At the 189th General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the many changes announced was to the temple recommend interview (TRI), involving more than a dozen questions that the faithful have to answer before obtaining permission to enter one of the church’s holy temples.
But in addition to those small changes, there are potentially major adjustments to the following questions. In two separate posts this week, I’ll parse what these five changes may or may not mean.
Law - Chastity - Lord - Things - Cleanliness
Do you live the law of chastity? The Lord has said that all things are to be “done in cleanliness” before him . . . . Do you strive for moral cleanliness in your thoughts and behavior? Do you obey the law of chastity?
Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Do you support or promote any teachings, practices or doctrine contrary to those of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
Covenants - Sacrament - Meetings - Life - Harmony
Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel? Do you strive to keep the Sabbath day holy, both at home and at church; attend your meetings; prepare for and worthily partake of the sacrament; and live your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?
Do you keep the Word of Wisdom? Do you understand and obey the Word of Wisdom?
Covenants - Temple - Garment - Night - Day
If you have previously received your temple endowment: 1) Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple? 2) Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment...
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