President Nelson announces revised temple recommend interview questions, special upcoming conference

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Hannah Miner
President Russell M. Nelson introduced a revised version of the temple recommend interview questions and invited members to prepare for next April’s conference which would recognize the 200th anniversary of the First Vision. (Hannah Miner)

President Russell M. Nelson closed the final session of General Conference by announcing a revision in the temple recommend interview questions.

The Lord wants all his children to partake of the eternal blessings available in his temple. He has directed what each person must do to qualify to enter his holy house,” President Nelson said.

The questions have been edited for clarity and to better assess the readiness of individuals who want to enjoy the blessings of the temple.

“Individual worthiness to enter the Lord’s house requires much individual spiritual preparation. But with the Lord’s help, nothing is impossible,” President Nelson said. “In some respects, it is easier to build a temple than it is to build a people prepared for a temple. Individual worthiness requires a total conversion of mind and heart to be more like the Lord, to be an honest citizen, to be a better example and to be a holier person.”

Church leaders throughout the world will receive the interview questions Oct. 7. A full list of questions can be viewed on the Church’s website

President Nelson invited members to prepare for a special conference marking the 200th anniversary of the first vision next April. 

“In the next six months, I hope that every member and every family will prepare for a unique conference that will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel,” President Nelson said. “You may wish to begin your preparation by reading afresh Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision as recorded in the Pearl of Great Price.”

President Nelson also recommended members to study the Come Follow Me program this coming year, which will focus on the Book of Mormon. He also encouraged members to use the new Book of Mormon videos in their studies and to ponder the significance of the first vision in their own lives.

“Select your own questions. Design your own plan. Immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration,” President Nelson said. “As you do, general conference next April will not only be memorable, it will be unforgettable.”

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