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3 Simple Questions About Our Church Covenants +the Powerful Answers

“Gospel covenants open up the powers of heaven,” said BYU President Kevin J Worthen during a keynote address delivered in the Marriott Center during BYU Women’s Conference on May 1. “And they open up those powers both for those who make and keep those covenants — and for those whom they love”

Drawing from the conference’s theme, “... my soul delighteth in the covenants of the Lord ...” found in 2 Nephi 11:5, President Worthen spoke of the important partnership individuals enter into with God through covenants.

Recounting the experience of the people of Ammon in the Book of Mormon who, despite persecution and the need to defend themselves, kept their covenant with God to not “take up arms against their brethren,” or “even make any preparations for war,” President Worthen spoke of the power of making and keeping covenants.

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