“Except Ye Shall Keep the Commandments of God Ye Shall… Perish”
There is no salvation in sin. Christ came to save men “from their sins,” not in them (Matthew 1:21; Alma 11:34-37; 3 Nephi 9:21). It is an eternal verity that “no unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of God” (Alma 40:26). To those of our dispensation the Lord has said: “All who will have a blessing at my hands shall abide the law which was appointed for that blessing, and the conditions thereof, as were instituted from before the foundation of the world” (D&C 132:5). Thus there are no covenants that are of “efficacy, virtue, or force” that have not been sustained by righteousness.