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Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, (2000), 234–42


A

Aaronic Priesthood
purposes of 90

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Priesthood
Adam
eternal marriage of 110–11 Fall of 18–23 110
Adultery

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Chastity
Adversity
helps us become like God 206–10 Joseph Smith tested by 209–10 peace during 211–14 persecution for righteousness’ sake 204 testimony of resurrection sustains during 220–21 testimony sustains during 44–45
Agency
in fulfilling our earthly missions 12–15 necessary for plan of salvation 4 13–15 role of, in Fall 20–21
Apollo 13 spacecraft 1–2 6 Apostle
authority of 82 Harold B. Lee called as xvii
Atonement
Fall is overcome by 18–23 immortality and eternal life made possible by 21–25 knowledge of, sustains us in adversity 216–23 necessary for plan of salvation 4–5 offers forgiveness 197–98

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Grace Resurrection
Auxiliaries
strengthen families 148–51 work under priesthood direction 149–51

B

Baptism
covenant of 31–32 for the dead 103–4 necessary to enter kingdom of God 5 31–32
Beatitudes, constitution for a perfect life 199–205 Bishops
common judge in Israel 29–30 temple recommend interviews 105–6
Bishops’ storehouses 170–71 Bodies, like our spirits 11–12 Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith brought forth 75–76 study increases spirituality 62–64
Born again, need to be 197–98

C

Callis, Charles A.
conversion of 156 prayed by talking with God 52
Cardston Alberta Temple, poetry inscribed on 106 Chastity
consequences of violating law of 185 187–89 essential to obey law of 186–87 priesthood holders’ responsibility for 189–90 teaching youth about 190–93
Children
cannot be tempted before age of accountability 122 142–45 disciplining with love 130–34 love for wayward 134–36 mothers’ teaching of gospel to 142–44 showing greater love for 129–34 teaching in family home evenings 125–27 teaching in the home 119–27 what should be taught to 123–24

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Fathers Home Mothers
Children of God 9–12 225–26 Choice

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Agency
Church
all activities should strengthen families 148–49 purposes of 147–48
Commandments

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Obedience, necessity of
Confirmation 32–33 Conversion
through Book of Mormon 62–64 personal 40–41

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Missionary work Testimony
Correlation
definition of 146 149 Harold B. Lee’s responsibilities for xx 146–47
Crossroads of home, mothers at 139–40 Council in heaven 3 10–12

D

Dead, temple work for 103–4 Death, physical
coping with death of loved one 23–24 206 213–14 220–23 knowledge of resurrection gives us peace 220–23
Death, spiritual

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Spiritual death
Debt 171–72 Discipline of children 130–34 Dispensation
definition of 73–76 of the fulness of times 73–76
Dream
of need to serve others 107 revelation received through 51–52

E

Elijah, Spirit of, in our homes 125 129 Endowment, temple 100–103 106 Enduring to the end 33–35 Eternal life
actions each day lead toward 7–8 228–30 Atonement makes possible 21–25 Church prepares us for 147–48 definition of 15–16 eternal marriage necessary for 15–16 110–11 no beginning or end 9 overcoming adversity helps us achieve 206–10 plan of salvation leads toward 1–8 purpose of mortal life 224–26 testimony necessary for 230–31
Eternal marriage

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Marriage, eternal
Eve
eternal marriage of 110–11 Fall of 18–23 110
Exaltation

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Eternal life
Example, essential to missionary work 161–62

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Faith
developing 28–29 foundation principle of the gospel 5 28–29 in Jesus Christ 5 23–25 necessary to endure adversity 211–14 prayer of 52–55
Fall of Adam and Eve 18–23 110 Family
Church should strengthen 148–49 showing greater love in 129–34

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Children Fathers Home Mothers Youth
Family history work performed in temples 103–4 Family home evenings, teaching children in 125–27 Fasting
blessings of 180–82 experience of family with soldier son 181–82 and prayer 54–55
Fast offerings
blessings of contributing 180–82 use of 169–71
Father in Heaven Fathers
importance of their work 148–49 responsible for eternal welfare of family 122 showing love for children 129–34 teaching about chastity 190–93 teaching the gospel in the home 119–27 using priesthood righteously 92–97

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Children Family Home Mothers Youth
First Vision 73–74 Food storage 172–73 Foreordination in premortal life 12–13 Forgiveness 197–98

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G

Genealogical work 103–4 God, children of 9–12 225–26 Gods, our potential to become 15–16 God the Father
Father of our spirits 3 9–12 225 praying to 52–57
Gospel
provides solution to every problem 154 teach in the home 119–27 teach with power and authority 159–61
Gospel, sharing

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Missionary work
Grace 24–25 34

H

Heavenly Father

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God the Father
Hell, burning of conscience 227–28 Hinckley, Gordon B., summary of President Lee’s life xi–xxi Ho Jik Kim, Dr., conversion of 162 Holiness, taking time to develop 175–83 Holy Ghost
blessings of having gift of 32–33 necessary to teach gospel 159–61 reveals testimony 38–40 revelation through 50–52 spiritual death overcome through help of 32–33 unrighteousness causes loss of 91 186–87
Home
happiness in 115–17 most important place to teach the gospel 120–23 most important work is done within 134 most vital of all God’s institutions 148–49 mothers’ influence in 138–44 priesthood and auxiliary programs aid 148–51 showing greater love in 129–34 teaching the gospel in 119–27

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Family
Home evenings, teaching children in 125–27 Homosexuality 189–90 Humility 200 203 Hungering and thirsting for righteousness 202 Husbands

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Marriage, eternal

I

Immorality

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Chastity
Immortality
definition of 15 made possible by the Atonement 21–25
Intelligences in premortal life 9–11

J

Jesus Christ
adversity helps us become like 206–10 baptism of 31 Creator 3 faith in 23–25 gives peace during adversity 211–14 Head of Church 80 Judge 226–30 receiving testimony of 38–40 Resurrection of 216–23 sharing testimony of 153–61 sorrow of His mother 220 teaching children to have testimony of 123–24

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Atonement
Joseph Smith

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Smith, Joseph
Judgment, final 226–30

L

Leadership, priesthood 89–97 Lee, Fern Lucinda Tanner xv xix 206 Lee, Freda Joan Jensen xix Lee, Harold B.
birth of xii boyhood experience of hearing warning voice 47 boyhood experience with pigs 132–33 called as Apostle xvii correlation efforts of xx 146 death of xxi with grandson at dance festival 131–32 marriage of xv xix mission of xv mother’s action saves 141–42 parents of xi–xii President of the Church xx–xxi 79 shared gospel with waitress 153 stake president xvi taught from the scriptures 59 tested by adversity 206 209–10 213–14 welfare efforts of xvi–xvii 165–66
Lee, Helen xv Lee, Maurine xv xix 206 Love
developing in the home 129–34 developing in marriage 111–14 priesthood holders should show 91–97 for wayward children 134–36

M

Magnifying priesthood callings 91–97 Manti Temple, seen during a storm 97 Marriage, eternal
blessings of 110–17 counsel to those who do not have 114–15 necessary for eternal life 15–16 110–11 partnership in 109–10 preparing youth for 115–17 sexual relations in 112 186 strengthening throughout life 111–14
Mary, mother of Jesus 220 Meditation
experience of Bishop John Wells’s son 182–83 importance of 182–83
Meekness 200 203 Melchizedek Priesthood
purposes of 90

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Priesthood
Mercy 203 Millennium, gospel restoration prepares us for 75–76 Missionary service of Harold B. Lee xv Missionary work
Book of Mormon’s role in 62–63 example necessary for 161–62 experience of returned soldier 157–58 importance of 153–56 purpose of gospel restoration 75–76 role of Spirit in 159–61 sacrifice necessary for 156–59 teaching with power and authority 159–61
Missions, our foreordained 12–13 Modesty 186 Morality

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Chastity
Mortality
purpose of 3–4 225–26 time of preparation 228–30
Mothers
creators of atmosphere in home 139–42 at crossroads of home 139–40 mother of Prophet Joseph Smith 141 prayers for children 134–36 141 showing love for children 129–34 teaching about chastity 190–93 teaching the gospel in the home 119–27 142–44 women who cannot have children 114–15

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Children Family Fathers Home Youth
Mourn, blessed are those who 201–2 Mysteries of godliness revealed in temples 100–103

N

Needy, Lord’s way of caring for the 166–69

O

Obedience, necessity of
to first principles and ordinances 5 for eternal life 23–25 33–35 228–31 for peace during adversity 211–14 for perfection 195 198–99 for receiving answers to prayer 55–57 for receiving testimony 40–43 199 for sanctification 33–35 for testimony of gospel principles 198–99
Opposition

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Adversity

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Parents
disciplining children with love 130–34 loving wayward children 134–36 showing greater love for children 129–34 teaching gospel to children 119–27 142–43 teaching in family home evenings 125–27 teaching youth about chastity 190–93 what to teach children 123–24

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Children Fathers Mothers
Peace
during adversity 206–14 knowledge of resurrection gives us 220–23
Peacemaker 204 Perfection
Beatitudes a guide to 199–205 Church helps us attain 147 commandment to attain 195 striving for 195–205
Persecution, enduring for righteousness’ sake 204 Peter and the Savior’s Resurrection 221–23 Pilot
charted course by stars 99 experience of blinded 190–91 traveled course marked in sea 86
Plan of salvation
foundation principles of 4–5 leads to eternal life 1–8 only way to peace 7 purposes of 3 225–26 228–30
Poor and needy, Lord’s way of caring for the 166–69 Poor in spirit 196–97 200 Potter’s clay, mortals like 207 Prayer
of faith 52 how to pray 52–57 of mothers for children 141 obedience necessary to receive answers to 55–57 receiving revelation through 52–57
Premortal life
foreordination in 12–13 intelligences in 9–11 spirit children of God 9–12
President of the Church
Harold B. Lee ordained as xx how chosen 81–84 importance of following 84–87 receives revelations for the Church 80–81 84–87

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Prophets
Priesthood
definition of 89–91 directs auxiliary organizations 149–51 holders are Lord’s agents 92–97 holders must be righteous 94–96 holders’ responsibility for chastity 189–90 how to use righteously 91–96 penalty for unrighteous use 91 quorums, role in welfare work 170–71 responsibilities of leaders 96–97
Prophets
following the living 79–87 how chosen and prepared 72–73 81–84 importance of following 84–87

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President of the Church Smith, Joseph
Pure in heart 202–3 Purity
necessary to receive testimony 40–43 of thought 186–87

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Chastity

R

Relief Society, role in welfare work 170–71 Repentance
confession necessary for 29–30 fundamental law 5 leads to forgiveness 197–98 necessary each day 29–30 necessary for salvation 5 228–30 peace of conscience comes after 197–98 sorrow for sin required 201–2
Resurrection
Harold B. Lee’s testimony of 216 of Jesus Christ 216–23 knowledge of, sustains us during adversity 220–23 reality of 216–19

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Atonement
Revelation
in family history work 104 Harold B. Lee warned by audible voice 47 kinds of 49–52 matters, received on 51 through meditation 182–83 through the President of the Church 80–81 84–87 received in temples 100–103 received through prayer 52–57 testimony is 38–40

S

Sabbath day, nourishes the spirit 178–79 Sacrifice
importance of 156–59 necessary for eternal marriage 111–14
Salt Lake Temple, star constellation on 89 Salvation, plan of

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Plan of salvation
Sanctification, obedience necessary for 33–35 Saviors on Mount Zion 103–4 Scriptures
blessings of studying the Book of Mormon 62–64 develop spirituality 59–64 66–67 Harold B. Lee taught from 59 necessity of studying 59–62 66–67 standard of truth 64–65 study of, in missionary work 159–60 use when teaching the gospel 65–66
Sealing

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Marriage, eternal
Self-reliance 168–73 Sermon on the Mount, Beatitudes 199–205 Service
in marriage 111–14 preparation for temple work 107 by priesthood holders 91–97 teaching children about 124
Sexual relations in marriage 112 186

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Chastity
Single adults, find joy by serving others 114–15 Smith, Joseph
Book of Mormon brought forth through 75–76 First Vision of 73–74 great things established through 73–76 like Joseph of old 73 mother’s prayers for 141 must have testimony of 69–72 prepared for his calling 72–73 sacrificed everything 157 tested by adversity 208–10
Soldier
family fasted for a 181–82 wanted to serve mission 157–58
Spacecraft, Apollo 13 1–2 6 Spirit of Elijah in our homes 125 129 Spirit, Holy

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Holy Ghost
Spirits
God is the Father of all 9–12 225 in likeness of physical bodies 11–12 nourishment of 175–83
Spiritual death
definition of 21 from disbelief in living prophets 85–86 Holy Ghost helps us overcome 32–33
Spirituality
developed through fasting 180–82 developed through meditation 182–83 developed through Sabbath observance 178–79 developed through scripture study 59–64 66–67 necessary to receive answers to prayers 55–57 nourishing our spiritual selves 175–78
Stake president, Harold B. Lee served as xvi–xvii 165 Standard of truth, scriptures are 64–65 Standard works

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Scriptures
Storage of food 172–73 Succession in the Presidency of the Church 81–84 Suffering

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Adversity

T

Teaching
family home evenings 125–27 gospel principles to teach children 123–24 gospel with power and authority 159–61 home most important place to teach 120–23 parents’ responsibility to teach the gospel 119–27 142–44 use scriptures in 65–66
Temple marriage

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Marriage, eternal
Temples
blessings received in 99–103 Cardston Alberta Temple 106 endowment 100–103 106 Manti Utah Temple 97 preparing to serve in 105–7 revelation received in 100–103 Salt Lake Temple 89 work for dead in 103–5
Testimony
anchor to the soul 44–45 definition of 37–40 of Joseph Smith is essential 69–72 leads to eternal life 230–31 obedience increases 40–43 198–99 receiving 40–42 scripture study increases 59–64 66–67 sharing with others 153–61 strengthening 42–43 teaching children to have 123–24
Theophanies 49 Thoughts, purity of 186–87 Tragedy

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Adversity
Trials

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Adversity
Truth, scriptures are standard of 64–65

W

Wayward children, loving 134–36 Welfare work
beginnings of xvi–xvii 165–66 food storage 172–73 foundation principles of 166–69 Harold B. Lee leads xvi–xvii 165–66 individual and family responsibility 169–73 role of priesthood quorums and Relief Society 170–71 role of storehouses 170–71 self-reliance essential to 168–73
Wells, Bishop John, experience with deceased son 182–83 Wives

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Marriage, eternal
Women
who do not have an eternal marriage 114–15

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Mothers
Woodchopper, story about 225–26 Work
necessity of 168–69 171–73 teaching value of 124
Worthiness
necessary for temple work 105–7

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Obedience

Y

Youth
preparing for eternal marriage 115–17 teaching about chastity 190–93 teaching in the home 119–27 wayward, never give up on 134–36