“Blessed Be the Name of God”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
To praise God is one thing; to praise the name of God is another. God’s name is a symbol of his essence, power, and authority. To praise his name is to do more than acknowledge the verity of his existence; it is to assert that salvation comes only in and through his holy name. It is to attest that no proper prayer can be offered save it be offered in his, name; it is to acknowledge that all gospel ordinances must be performed by the authority of his name; it is to profess that the gospel cannot be taught save it is taught in his name, that miracles, healings, prophecies-indeed, “all things”-must be properly done in the sacred name of Christ if they are to be recognized and upheld in the heavens. (See D&C 46:31; Robert L. Millet and Joseph Fielding McConkie, In His Holy Name, chapters 1, 5-6.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3