Topical Guide: W
Washing and Anointing
"Associated with the endowment are washings and anointings—mostly symbolic in nature, but promising definite, immediate blessings as well as future blessings."
"I say unto you, how shall your washings be acceptable unto me, except ye perform them in a house which you have built to my name?"
Washing of Feet
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 89-90
The ordinance of washing feet provides blessings.

It is not necessary to put the Church on a permanent foundation, but it is nonetheless necessary.

The prophet notes that it is time for the ordinance to be performed and that a place apart from the world must be prepared for its performance.

The ordinance is calculated to build unity
Enoch 1:5
Watchers shall fear at the second coming.
Enoch 6-9
The evil deeds of the watchers.
Having sex with women and teaching the secrets of heaven, filling the world with iniquity.
Enoch 10:4-16
The punishment and judgement of the watchers.
Enoch 12-16
Enoch sent to the watchers as a messenger of their doom.
Enoch 54:5-6
Prophecy regarding the punishment of the Watchers.
Enoch 55:4
The Elect One (Christ) shall judge the Watchers.
Enoch 64
Briefly mentioned as part of a vision of Noah.
Enoch 65:5
Punishment of those who were taught secrets by the Watchers.
Enoch 68-69
Punishment described.
Several watchers named and their roles described.
Son of Man (Christ) to sit as their judge.
Enoch 86;88
Watchers as seen in a dream of Enoch's.
Enoch 90:21,24
Enoch sees the final punshment of the Watchers symbolicly in a dream.
Enoch 91:15
Enoch prophecies of the final punishment of the Watchers.
Noah was feared to have been fathered by the Watchers.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, "The Ages of the World", 4Q180, Frag. 1, Lines 7-10 and 4Q181, Frag. 2
Traditionally associated with the watchers.
Josephus, Antiquities, 1.3.1
Follows biblical account. LDS interpretation implicit. Links fallen angels with the time of Noah.
Jubilees 5:1
the Dead Sea Scrolls, 4Q227, "Enoch and the Watchers"
Wayward Children
Howard W. Hunter, Ensign, Nov. 1983
A successful parent is one that has done his/her best.
Some children would challenge any parent.
Richard G. Scott, Ensign, May 1993
Even Father in Heaven has lost children.
"By the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat bread..."
"Thou shalt not be idle..."
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 21
Bishops to look after the poor, according to the laws of the church.
Pres. John Taylor, "The Government of God", p. 23
Pres. Taylor says that it is wicked for a government to take property from one individual to give to another. It is robbery.
Enoch 42:1-2
Wisdom could not find a place to dwell among men. Dwells in heaven.
The Word of Wisdom
Joseph Smith Jr. in Dean C. Jesse, ed., "The Papers of Joseph Smith", Vol. 1. p. 108
Upon hearing of a man who froze to death under the influence of alcohol, Joseph Smith laments the terrible toll alcohol takes from the men who abuse it.
Joseph Smith Jr. in Dean C. Jesse, ed., "The Papers of Joseph Smith", Vol. 1. p. 118 +footnote
"No official member in this Church is worthy to hold an office after having the word of wisdom properly taught him; and he, the official member, neglecting to comply with and obey it."
"By the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat bread ..."
"... he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer."
"Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff", p. 230
"A skillful brain should be joined with a skillful hand. Manual labor should be dignified among us ..."
Elder Dale E. Miller, "The Effective Elders Quorum", Ensign, April 2005
"But the Lord has offered an old program in new dress, and it gives promise to return ... the children from near-total fun and frolic."
Citing President Spencer W. Kimball in Conference Report, Apr. 1965, 61in referrence to home teaching