Selected Teachings on
We Enter the Covenant at Baptism and Are Made Joint-Heirs with Christ in the Temple

Brigham Young (President)

All Latter-day Saints enter the new and everlasting covenant when they enter this Church. … They enter the new and everlasting covenant to sustain the Kingdom of God. (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), 62)

Russell M. Nelson (Quorum of the Twelve)

At baptism we covenant to serve the Lord and keep His commandments (see D&C 20:37). When we partake of the sacrament, we renew that covenant and declare our willingness to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ. Thereby we are adopted as His sons and daughters and are known as brothers and sisters. He is the father of our new life. Ultimately, in the holy temple, we may become joint heirs to the blessings of an eternal family, as once promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their posterity (See Galatians 3:29Doctrine and Covenants 86:8–11). Thus, celestial marriage is the covenant of exaltation. ("Covenants," Ensign, Nov. 2011)