Commandments. Laws and rules taught by the LDS Church. Keeping these are necessary to receive exaltation, as tenth LDS President Joseph Fielding Smith explained, “CELESTIAL SALVATION. Those who keep the full law and obey all the commandments of God are heirs of full salvation in the celestial kingdom, the glory of which the sun is spoken of as being typical. These overcome all things and receive a fulness of the blessings, power, and glory of the Father” (Doctrines of Salvation 2:21. Italics in original). Thirteenth President Ezra Taft Benson taught, “Our agreement to keep all the commandments is our covenant with God. Only as we do this may we deserve His blessings and merit His mercy” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 442).
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