115 years ago today - Nov 16, 1897; Tuesday

Pres[ident]. Wilford Woodruff, accompanied by his counselors, went to the Temple at 1 o'clock, P.M., where he performed the marriage ceremony for his daughter Alice and Bro[ther]. William McEwan. After the sealing was solemnized, Pres[ident]. Woodruff made these remarks:

["]You are now husband and wife, having entered into this covenant, and promises have been made to you for time and eternity. Now if you honor God, yourselves and your parents through all time, and keep the commandments of God and the covenants you have entered into, I will promise you that you will be true and faithful throughout all eternity, and I will

tell you the reason why.

["]While here you and all of us are surrounded by temptation because we are where devils dwell, they are all around us and have the power to tempt us, and here is the place where they work. But there is no man or woman who has been true and faithful here until death that will ever be disturbed or annoyed after death, for the reason that when the faithful Saints receive their resurrected bodies they will occupy a place in the celestial kingdom, and there is where devils do not dwell; and therefore when you get there, there will be no one to tempt or lead astray, and for that reason, if you are true and faithful here, you will be true and faithful there throughout all eternity. Here is where our trouble lies. We have them to contend with in this city and this territory, and there are plenty of them in the midst of the latter-day Saints, as to the number of them I do not know, but there are plenty of them. They are continually working for our destruction, and they do all they can against us. When those who are guided by these evil spirits die, they go where they are, and the evil spirits will still have power over them, while they will have no power over faithful Saints who have learned to resist them in the flesh".

[Source: First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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