"Those who are baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ make covenants. . . . To perform our covenant duty as the salt of the earth, we must be different from those around us." —Dallin H. Oaks, " Repentance and Change "
During the Lord's postmortal ministry, the higher ordinances of exaltation were revealed. He has provided for these ordinances in His holy temples. . . . Our Master is a God of law and order. His focus on ordinances is a powerful part of His example to us." —Russell M. Nelson, " The Mission and Ministry of Jesus Christ "
"These four words—'Receive the Holy Ghost'—are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction—an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon."' —David A. Bednar, " Receive the Holy Ghost "