“Thou Art an Elect Lady, Whom I Have Called”
Doctrine and Covenants 25:1–3
1 Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, while I speak unto you, Emma Smith, my daughter; for verily I say unto you, all those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdom.
2 A revelation I give unto you concerning my will; and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an inheritance in Zion.
3 Behold, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art an elect lady, whom I have called.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:
“An elect lady is a female member of the Church who has already received, or who through obedience is qualified to receive, the fulness of gospel blessings. This includes temple endowments, celestial marriage, and the fulness of the sealing power. She is one who has been elected or chosen by faithfulness as a daughter of God in this life, an heir of God, a member of His household. Her position is comparable to that of the elders who magnify their callings in the priesthood and thereby receive all that the Father hath (D&C 84:38).”
(Mormon Doctrine, 2nd ed. , 217.)