“He That Receiveth a Fulness [of My Glory] Must and Shall Abide the Law”

Doctrine and Covenants 132:4–6

4 For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.
5 For all who will have a blessing at my hands shall abide the law which was appointed for that blessing, and the conditions thereof, as were instituted from before the foundation of the world.
6 And as pertaining to the new and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fulness of my glory; and he that receiveth a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law, or he shall be damned, saith the Lord God.

President Spencer W. Kimball said:

“‘For behold, I reveal unto you a new and everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned . . .’ (D&C 132:4). . . . Damned means stopped in progress.

“These are the words of the Lord. They were said directly to us. There is no question about them.

“‘And as pertaining to the new and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fulness of my glory; and he that receiveth a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law . . .’

“. . . This is the word of the Lord. It is very, very serious, and there is nobody who should argue with the Lord. He made the earth; He made the people. He knows the conditions. He set the program, and we are not intelligent enough or smart enough to be able to argue Him out of these important things. He knows what is right and true.

“We ask each Latter-day Saint to think of these things. Be sure that your marriage is right. Be sure that your life is right. Be sure that your part of the marriage is carried forward properly.

“Now I ask the Lord to bless you. These things worry us considerably because there are too many divorces and they are increasing. It has come to be a common thing to talk about divorce. The minute there is a little crisis or a little argument in the family, we talk about divorce, and we rush to see an attorney. This is not the way of the Lord. We should go back and adjust our problems and make our marriage compatible and sweet and blessed.

“I pray the Lord will bless each one who faces decisions before marriage and after marriage. I ask His blessings upon each one of you and give you my testimony that this church is true and divine, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”

(Marriage and Divorce: An Address [1976], 29–31.)

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