We’re going to be looking at the different symbols on the Mormon Temple and their meanings. Check back often to see what we’ve discovered and what God tells us about these things from the Bible.
Symbols of the Occult on the Mormon Temple and Their Meanings
“We are not entirely sure of the meaning of all of the symbolic stones and their placement. Neither Joseph Smith nor Brigham Young said too much about these. Brigham Young said, “Figures (symbols) are reduced to reality, and realities are exhibited by figures, and those who have the Spirit and understand, derive great comfort and consolation from that source.” – Loren C. Dunn, Saturday, February 13, 1993, Church News
It’s interesting how they perpetuate the lie without knowing what it means and it doesn’t bother them. It’s not the fact that sin exists in this world that shocks me. It’s how blatantly, in your face, the Mormon Church flaunts their demonic behavior while trying to call it something else and not knowing what or whom they worship. It reminds me of the Wicked Witch of the West on the Wizard of Oz, bent over and calling out with her cackling voice, “I’ll get you my pretty…” It’s just downright icky.
Truth is not relative. When you ask a Mormon what they think of the demonic symbols on the outside of their temples you won’t hear truth, but a canned response of how the symbols correlate with the shifting shadows of the sun throughout the day or how other symbols mark the revelation of what Joseph Smith had in mind back in Nauvoo, Illinois.
What’s sad about this is how the Mormon people have bought into the lies they’ve been fed by the leaders and don’t question anything at all. They are much too trusting on these things. The leadership of the Church, then and now, is the one responsible for these lies.
When you present a Mormon with the truth, they will tell you that symbols mean different things to different people. That in essence is what a Mormon woman e-mailed to me when the Nauvoo Temple was being built back in 2002. In an article I wrote for Saints Alive years ago, I commented the inverted pentagrams were demonic. The woman told me that it’s all in the eye of the beholder. Really? How is evil good?
Another example is when you Bing or Google the phrase “inverted pentagram” and getting a plethora of opinions. Some people say the inverted pentagram became a sign for evil when a Frenchman introduced the evil meaning for it in the mid nineteenth century. Others will tell you it has always been evil, while still others will say the pentagram (not inverted) was a sign of the five points of pain of Christ.
Whatever it was in the past is not what it is today. The inverted pentagram of today is a universal sign of evil, not so for the Mormon. The majority, if not all, of the markings on these temples either come from mythology, the Masonic Lodge and/or witchcraft. The pentagram and fourteen other symbols are what we are investigating here today.
We’re providing references of what the LDS Church says the symbols mean and comparing those with truth.
While looking at these things we also need to keep Joseph Smith’s background in mind. He was a Mason, had participated in ceremonial witchcraft by praying in a circle while in groves of trees, he used diving rods and stones from which he looked to for inspiration in translating the Book of Mormon. And if that wasn’t enough, Smith also dabbled (pun intended) in every man made religion imaginable.
As a result of his religious experiences, Mormonism is a mix of just about everything. In Mormon teachings you’ll find Islam, Masonry, Catholicism, witchcraft, American Folk religion, the occult (the 3 degrees in heaven and marriage in heaven taught in Swedenborgianism), Necromancy, Astrology and Shamanism as depicted in the symbols on the temples. Oh and did I mention a new twist on the Christian vocabulary?
It’s easy to see why Smith proclaimed the Bible is wrong. (8th Article of Faith)
Many ex-Mormons have some type of connection with family members who are still involved in the Church so it’s not like we can bring this subject up over dinner one night when the relations are strained to capacity as it is. Whenever I think about the full implications of what this church has done and tries to hide, I am reminded of what the apostle Peter wrote about in his first epistle 1:11-12;
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”
I’m saddened whenever I look at a Mormon temple and can’t help but think of my parents. I pray that someday, somehow my mother would ask me what the symbols mean so I can tell her the truth without getting into another argument. Regardless of what some of our readers have to say, the reason we post these truths on this site is not to inflame, but to educate, and mainly to glorify our God, Christ Jesus.
If you’re a member of the LDS Church, we implore you to be objective and patient enough to entertain the idea of truth. Check our information with other credible sites, and schools, or books. Typically a reputable dictionary and encyclopedia will do as well.
For further study on these symbols and their meanings, I encourage you to also visit the websites of Ed Decker, Jim Spencer, Bill McKeever, Eric Barger, -8etc.
Mormon temples are riddled with occult architecture both inside and out. The spooky looks of these symbols should be enough to keep people away, but unfortunately they don’t.
On the flip side of this we’ve found that only 25-30% of Mormons are temple worthy and those that do attend temple typically don’t return for more than one visit. True salvation for the Mormon doesn’t happen unless you achieve godhood status and that can’t be attained unless you’ve been married in the temple. After that perfunctory service it’s also expected for the adherent to return to participate in other endowment ceremonies like baptism for the dead, sealings to family members both dead and alive as well as proxy marriages for those who are deceased.
In other words, the temple is necessary if you want salvation, but it’s painfully obvious most members of the LDS Church won’t achieve this status. Like I’ve always said; guilt and shame are never the same…
While doing research for this project I found the following statement made on the website of Myth Encyclopedia. When compared to the statements of the Church it’s hard to ignore the similarities.
“Most Egyptian religious cults centered on a temple and the daily rituals performed there. Each temple contained images of the cult’s god, generally kept in the innermost part of the building. Daily ceremonies involved clothing, feeding, and praising the god’s image. The pharaoh had overall responsibility for all cults, but the temple priests supervised the daily rituals. Although temple rituals affected the welfare of all the people, common Egyptians rarely took part in them. They attended only special festivals, which often included processions of the god’s images and reenactments of popular myths.”
Journal of Discourses 8:203; “We have often told you that we want to build a Temple, but not for convening promiscuous congregations. I inform you, long before you see the walls reared and the building completed, that it will be for the purposes of the Priesthood, and not for meetings of the people…” – Brigham Young
Also see Liahona, October 2010, pg. 28-35, Boyd K. Packer, “The Holy Temple”.
Let’s begin, shall we?