Washington Monument and LDS Temples

19 May

Oh brother.  My head tells me that people need to spiritually wake up while the empathy in my heart for these lost souls never seems to wane.  However…

Washington MonumentWhat is wrong with people???

Today the Salt Lake Trib posted an article on the reopening of the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital.

They reported that the DC monument held a Mormon inscription saying ‘Holiness to the Lord’.

I’m hoping he meant that Utah was one of several states who contributed stone inscriptions for the monument with this saying.  There were more than a few states who did the same thing.  You can read about some of the contributors on this Masonic website I came across here.  Alas, lest I digress we’re moving on…

The phrase ‘Holiness to the Lord’ is a Masonic, aka occult, term used in every Masonic Temple around the world. Washington, DC is awash with occultic symbols everywhere you look and in fact the very layout of the city is designed upon the occult sign of the five-pointed star.

The Washington DC Monument is nothing but a phallic structure from Egyptian architecture.  It is solely meant to denote sexual proclivity and prowess. Why would anyone want this as a symbol of their faith or country?  Sorry America, but you blew it on this one. God has given us so much more than something as dismal as this.  May He have mercy on us!

I wrote about the occultic markings on Mormon temples a few years back so I’m including the portion about ‘Holiness to the Lord’ here.  As you’ll see this has nothing at all to do with Jesus or being holy at all.  To learn more about the other occultic markings be sure to read the whole article here!

By far my good friend Ed Decker at Saints Alive has the most information on Freemasonry than anyone. His personal and professional experience is well worth your time to check out his vast library! If you haven’t done so yet be sure to read what he has to say! He has great info on the nation’s capital and how Masonry is a cult wrapped in the cloak of a Christ-like organization.

I can;’t get the words of Charles Spurgeon out of my head when he talked about associating your name with those who don’t make it their life to glorify Christ. He said;

“If, in conversing with an apparently religious man, he prates about truth which he says is comforting, but which does not honour Christ, do not you have anything to do with it. It is a poisonous sweet; it may charm you for a moment, but it will ruin your soul for ever if you partake of it.”.

I found his words to be a great marker for anything we do in life and especially true for us in this subject matter today.

As always we’re praying for the Mormons to see truth and open their eyes to what’s going on around them. I pray that as a Christian my name would never be associated with anything remotely close to occultic practices like those found in DC, Mormonism or Masonry.

Holiness to the Lord Inscriptions

Figure 6:  Nauvoo Temple, engraving of “Holiness to the Lord”

Temple Symbols 2Figure 7 :  Masonic Holiness Symbol

Mormon Church:   

The first phrase, “Holiness to the Lord,” is also a millennial declaration about building a Zion to which the Lord can return at his second coming…”  Page 52

BYU Studies Library

 “Inscriptions — Just above the windows on the eastern center tower is the inscription “Holiness to the Lord” (Exodus 28:36). This is inscribed somewhere on all
temples.

Deseret News

“The House of the Lord” identifies the Temple as “bethel,” or the Lord’s House – the Temple Symbols 2014place upon the earth, which is especially built and dedicated to him, where me may now come and “lay his head” (Matt 8:20).

NAUVOO TEMPLE EXTERIOR SYMBOLISM, By Lisle Brown

Truth:

How can you honestly believe the Lord will return to that one specific place at His return?  What about Jerusalem?  The true Zion is in Jerusalem, not Utah, not Nauvoo, and certainly not Independence, Missouri.  America has nothing to do with Zion.  Contrary to Joseph Smith’s teachings, Christianity is not an American made institution.  See Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 188.

Let’s take things in context and look at the passage in Matthew mentioned above.

 Matthew 8:18-22; “Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.  19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.  20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.  21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.  22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

It’s commendable when we take a verse and apply it to our lives – but not always.  Two of my favorite verses are Jude 1:24-25.  I’m not however, applying those verses to justify doing something that doesn’t line up with the rest of what God’s word says.  The passage in Matthew is referring to a couple of disciples who were eager to bid the Lord’s direction, but one of them had a misplaced zeal.

Does the Lord have a place to rest His head in your life?  The Bible tells us that He resides not in buildings of stone made of hands; instead He resides inside your heart.  John 14:17, 23.  Can He come to tarry there with you or are you busily going about with what you’ve been told by others to do?

The irony of using this passage shouldn’t be overlooked.  Jesus told us to let the dead bury the dead!  Why has the Church built a temple to talk to the dead?  Wouldn’t that mean they’re spiritually dead?

And what about the inscription “Holiness to the Lord” on the temples?

Are the workers inside the Mormon temple wearing the proper clothing that God instructed the priests to wear?  God instructed a small gold plate with this inscription to be affixed on the forehead of Aaron.

Are the Mormon temple workers affixing this to their foreheads?

 Exodus 28:36; “And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

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One Response to “Washington Monument and LDS Temples”

  1. Dan February 25, 2019 at 10:48 pm #

    I (exmormon) came across your site while pondering on Joseph Smith trying to say that so much of what he did came from some sort of Egyptian artifact or another. So I googled “Mormon” and “Washington Monument” to see if anyone else was talking about it. I have discovered that Egyptomania was so trendy in the early 1800s. Viewed in this way, the Washington monument is a great monument to just how ordinary Joseph Smith’s Egypt obsession was in his own time. Kind of like if I went around telling people God was communicating to me on Facebook.

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