The Temple Rec Interview and the Affiliating Question

Years ago, someone asked me how Mormon bishops figured out who was worthy to enter the temple. How did bishops monitor the members to catch them in wrong-doing? I explained that it wasn’t like that at all. The bishop simply asks us a prescribed list of yes/no questions. We judge ourselves and report our own worthiness to the bishop. As I judge myself, I pass many of the questions with flying colors, especially those regarding my conformity to gospel rules. Law of chastity? Check. Word of wisdom? Check. Tithing? Check.

Other questions trip me up a bit. My testimony fluctuates, but I give myself the benefit of the doubt during the testimony-related questions. After all, Alma gave credit for merely having a desire to believe, right?

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