Should you teach your children the 5 laws from the endowment?
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Should you teach children the 5 laws from the endowment?

Parents are often nervous about what they can and should

teach their children from the Temple experiences they have had.

The 5 laws from the endowment

are one thing you can be confident in teaching.

Read on to learn more.

Should you teach children the 5 laws from the endowment?

“In conjunction with these ordinances (initiatory and endowment),

you will be invited to make specific covenants with God.

(Law of Obedience, Law of Sacrifice, Law of the Gospel,

Law of Chastity, Law of Consecration)

In return, God promises wonderful blessings in this life

and the opportunity to return to live with Him forever. “

About the Temple Endowment

Obedience,

Sacrifice,

The Law of the Gospel,

Chastity

and Consecration.

These 5 powerful laws are fundamental to your progression.

When you say you are making and keeping sacred covenants,

these laws are what you are working to keep.

Look here to see what the prophets say

about whether you should teach your children

the 5 laws the Lord teaches so beautifully in the Temple.

(Hint: The answer is yes; you should teach your children these fundamental truths.)

Should you teach your children the 5 laws from the endowment?
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You can and should teach your children the 5 laws from the endowment

3 reasons why you should teach the 5 laws to kids

  • Your children need to hear these laws over and over in their lives. Although they are simple, there is a reason why they are gateway laws to enter the Celestial kingdom. They are also challenging. Your children need time to practice and develop these habits as early as possible. They need to start working on them before they walk through the Temple doors for the first time.
  • You can find reference to all these laws throughout the scriptures and the words of the prophets. There is no reason to hesitate teaching them to your children. You can freely share with your children that you are learning about these laws in the Temple.
  • Learning, practicing and being obedient to these principles will help your children be ready for the day when they get to enter the Temple themselves.

How can you teach the 5 laws to your children?

Knowing that you should teach these eternal truths is one thing.

Understanding how to teach them is another.

Keep an eye on this space for future posts

with tips and ideas about how to do just that.

The Temple can be a child rearing template

Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

to the house of the God of Jacob;

and he will teach us of his ways,

and we will walk in his paths:

for out of Zion shall go forth the law,

and the work of the Lord.

Isaiah 2:3

The 5 laws from the endowment

(obedience, sacrifice, the law of the gospel, chastity and consecration)

are an amazing structure for you to build your parenting process on.

What could be better than that?

As you teach your children the 5 laws from the endowment

you can be confident that you are teaching in the Savior’s way.

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