Body is a Temple, Importance of Bodies

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“When we passed through the veil and entered this mortal life, we knew that we would no longer remember the life before. There would be opposition and adversity and temptation. But we also knew that gaining a physical body was of paramount importance for us. Oh, how we hoped that we would quickly learn to make the correct choices, withstand the temptations of Satan, and eventually return to our beloved Parents in Heaven.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor, First Presidency
O How Great the Plan of Our God!” October 2016 General Conference

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“Placed around the world, temples have their own unique look and design on the outside, but inside they all contain the same eternal light, purpose, and truth. In 1 Corinthians 3:16 we read, ‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?’ We too as daughters of God have been placed all around the world, like temples, and we each have our own unique look and outward design, like temples. We also have a spiritual light within us, like temples. This spiritual light is a reflection of the Savior’s light. Others will be attracted to this brightness.”

Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Sharing Your Light,” October 2014 General Conference

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“Cherish virtue. Your personal purity is one of your greatest sources of power. When you came to the earth, you were given the precious gift of a body. Your body is the instrument of your mind and a divine gift with which you exercise your agency. This is a gift that Satan was denied, and thus he directs nearly all of his attacks on your body. He wants you to disdain, misuse, and abuse your body. Immodesty, pornography, immorality, tattoos and piercings, drug abuse, and addictions of all kinds are all efforts to take possession of this precious gift—your body—and to make it difficult for you to exercise your agency. Paul asks, ‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?’ ”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Be Not Moved!” April 2013 General Conference

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“What would happen if we truly treated our bodies as temples? The result would be a dramatic increase in chastity, modesty, observance of the Word of Wisdom, and a similar decrease in the problems of pornography and abuse, for we would regard the body, like the temple, as a sacred sanctuary of the Spirit. Just as no unclean thing may enter the temple, we would be vigilant to keep impurity of any sort from entering the temple of our bodies.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
The Sanctity of the Body,” October 2005 General Conference

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“Likewise, we would keep the outside of our bodily temples looking clean and beautiful to reflect the sacred and holy nature of what is inside, just as the Church does with its temples. We should dress and act in ways that reflect the sacred spirit inside us.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
The Sanctity of the Body,” October 2005 General Conference

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