Freemasonry and Mormonism
Mormon Doctrine, pg. 528; “Although some argue that Joseph Smith borrowed elements of Freemasonry in developing the temple ceremony, the Endowment is more congruous with LDS scriptures (especially the book of Abraham and the Book of Moses) and ancient ritual than with Freemasonry. Latter-day Saints view the ordinances as a revealed restoration of ancient temple ceremony and only incidentally related to Freemasonry. The two are not antithetical, however, nor do they threaten each other…”
Matthew 6:33; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Everything McConkie said in this entry is an absolute lie. Smith copied the temple oaths from the Masonic ritual oaths.