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PURE HEART MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHERE ONE LIVES

"Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come. . . . " (D&C 87:8.)

In the concluding verse of Section 87, known as "the prophecy on war," the Lord's disciples are admonished to "stand in holy places."President Harold B. Lee, in his book Stand Ye in Holy Places, wrote: "As one studies the Lord's commandments and the attending promises for compliance therewith, one gets some definite ideas to how we might `stand in holy places,' as the Lord commands - how we will be preserved with protection in accordance with His holy purposes, in order that we might be numbered among the `pure in heart' who constitute Zion. . . .

"As one studies the commandments of God, it seems crystal clear that the all-important thing is not where we live, but whether or not our hearts are pure."