BYU-Idaho Devotional, ‘President Thomas S. Monson: Taking Temples to All the World,’ September 20, 2011; “Being worthy of a temple recommend, and actively worshiping in the temple is an important part of the whole armor of God, literally part of the oil in our lanterns in preparation for the glorious second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The temple provides us with protection against Satan and the whirlwinds of his temptations.” – Thomas E. Coburn, Managing Director, Temple Department
Ephesians 6:11-17; “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”.
My heart absolutely breaks for those who haven’t a clue about the armor of God! This man’s teachings are proof positive he’s a typical Mormon who utilized Christian vocabulary without knowing what it means.
How sad for this man, not to mention those who are being misled into thinking this is truth!
Haven’t they heard our works are as filthy rags? Isaiah 64:6
How will a slip of paper protect you from Satan?
How will a building provide insight to the spiritual darkness?
How are the works someone performs in a temple greater than the sword of the Spirit which is God’s word?
This has to be one of the most egregious examples of false teachings we’ve seen in a long time!