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Why do we do family history and temple work?

Click here to learn more about why the LDS Church is involved in family history research.

I love what these videos say about the importance of family history:

"President [Joseph] Smith has opened a new and glorious subject…That is, being baptized for the dead. Paul speaks of it, in
First Corinthians 15th chapter 29th verse. Joseph has received a more full explanation of it by revelation. He says it is the privilege of [members of] this Church to be baptized for all their kinsfolk that have died before this gospel came forth. … By so doing, we act as agents for them, and give them the privilege of coming forth in the First Resurrection. He says they will have the gospel preached to them in prison...I want to be baptized for my mother…Is not this a glorious doctrine? Sister Vilate Kimball

President Henry B. Eyring speaks on the importance of temple work (from lds.org) and Elder William Walker explains the purposes of temples and the impact of temple worship on members (from Mormon Newsroom on Youtube):

More Resources on the Importance of Temple Work
"...there are a great many spirits who weep and mourn because they have relatives in the Church here who are careless and are doing nothing for them." (Read the full account of Frederick William Hurst's inspiring experience.)

“Perhaps if we would do our work in behalf of those of the unseen world who hunger and pray for the work we can do for them, the unseen world would in return give us help in this day of our urgent need. There are more in that other world than there are here. There is more power and strength there than we have here upon this earth.” Elder John A. Widtsoe (1872-1952) (Read quotes from scripture and by Church leaders on why we do temple work.)  

Want to learn more?
Visit some of the official pages of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
Oakland Temple
The Oakland Temple

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Last updated 11 Apr 2014