Our Bodies Are the “Temple of God”

1 Corinthians 3:16–17

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

President Gordon B. Hinckley said:

“Our bodies are sacred. They were created in the image of God. They are marvelous, the crowning creation of Deity. . . . I cannot understand why anyone would knowingly wish to injure his body. And yet it happens around us every day as [people young and old] drink alcoholic beverages and use illegal drugs. What a scourge these are. For a little temporary lift, they take into their systems that which robs them of self-control, becomes habit-forming, is terribly expensive, enslaves, and yields no good.”

(“Be Ye Clean,” Ensign, May 1996, 48.)

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