“Holiness to the Lord”

The clothing Aaron wore in the ancient tabernacle had profound significance. God instructed Moses, "Thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty" (Exodus 28:2). This clothing reminded everyone, including Aaron himself, of his role in bringing the children of Israel closer to God. The articles of clothing included: A blue robe, with... Continue Reading →

Sanctified

In 1832, as missionaries returned from various parts of the United States to Kirtland, Ohio, Joseph Smith received a revelation about how to receive the power of God. Without God's power, the revelation taught, no one can see God's face and live. Now this Moses plainly taught to the children of Israel in the wilderness, and sought... Continue Reading →

Holy

To ancient Israel, the Lord said, "Sanctify yourselves...and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God" (Leviticus 20:7). The apostle Peter later reiterated this admonition: "As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation [and behavior]. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15-16). And Moroni described an... Continue Reading →

Sanctified

To ancient Israel, the Lord issued a challenge. "I am the Lord your God," He said. "Ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy" (Leviticus 11:44, see also Leviticus 20:7). In 1831, shortly after revealing "the law of the Church," the Lord reissued this challenge. By following this law, He said, "Ye shall...be sanctified by that which ye have... Continue Reading →

How Can I Become More Holy?

Holy - Properly, whole, entire or perfect, in a moral sense. Hence, pure in heart, temper or dispositions; free from sin and sinful affections. Applied to the Supreme Being, holy signifies perfectly pure, immaculate and complete in moral character; and man is more or less holy as his heart is more or less sanctified, or... Continue Reading →

What Is a Saint?

The angel who taught King Benjamin emphasized that all people, in their natural state, are in opposition to God. He said that we will always be in this state unless we "[yield] to the enticings of the Holy Spirit," and "[become saints] through the atonement of Christ the Lord." He then listed a number of characteristics... Continue Reading →

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