“With Pure Hearts and Clean Hands”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Joseph Smith taught that one of the primary reasons for gathering Israel was to construct temples so that the ordinances of salvation and the glories of God’s kingdom might be revealed to the chosen lineage (Teachings, pp. 307-8). Those who an able to ascend the hill of the Lord (Psalms 24:3-4) and go up to the mountain of the Lord’s house (Isaiah 2:2; D&C 84:2-3)—those who have accepted the true Messiah and cleansed themselves sufficiently to enter the temple of the Lord worthily—these are they who have gathered in the highest spiritual sense.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1