Originally Posted by anatess
What we are to do is to align our lives single to the glory of God with a sincere, humble, and constant desire to seek and follow truth, according to our abilities and according to our understanding. Anything else lacking we leave up to the Atonement of Christ.
Countless prophets have told us plainly since the days of Adam and especially Nephite prophets what is required to obtain salvation in the celestial kingdom. Nephi couldn't have explained it more simply and plainly (principles AND ordinances). Think "and my father dwelt in a tent." There's a reason why Nephi built a temple in the promised land.