115 years ago today - May 22, 1908

[Joseph F. Smith and counselors]
People who are not members of the Church during their lifetime are not eligible to receive second blessings [anointings]. They should not only have been members of the Church, but their faithfulness and worthiness to receive these blessings should be unquestioned, and besides the line has been drawn in favor of those who have either gathered with the body of the Church or died on their way to the gathering place, all others are left to be dealt with by the authority on the other side of the veil.

[Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund to Oleen N. Stohl, May 22, 1908, in Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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