Losing Track of the Real Jesus

Losing Track of the Real Jesus

 2010 First Presidency Christmas Devotional, ‘Seeing Christmas through New Eyes,’ December 2010; “The more commercialized and busy the Christmas season becomes, the easier it is for the sublime message of the Savior’s life to get lost along the way. If we notice that...

Losing Track of the Real Jesus

Masonic Rituals in LDS Canon

Psalms 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” If you know anything at all about Mormonism, you know the Masonic Lodge is part of the deal. While most members believe Joe Smith used to be...

Temple Oaths Mormon and Masonic

Temple Oaths Mormon and Masonic

As many people already know, oaths taken in the Mormon temple are almost identical to the oaths in the Masonic temples. We believe it’s always a good practice to look at things in context with a full disclosure of facts so that’s what we’re doing here. In our...

Mormon Dilemma 33

Mormon Dilemma 33

Joseph Smith & Inauguration of Masonic/Mormon Endowment Ceremony History of the Church 5:1-2; “Inauguration of Endowment Ceremonies… And the communications I made to this council were of things spiritual, and to be received only by the I spiritual minded: and...

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We're taking a look at the sequence of events that took place in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842. History of the Church, 4:552; “Wednesday, March 16.—I was with the Masonic Lodge and rose to the sublime degree.” James 5:12; “But above all things, my brethren, swear not,...

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Joseph Smith becomes a Mason History of the Church 4:550-551; “Tuesday, 15.—I officiated as grand chaplain at the installation of the Nauvoo Lodge of Free Masons, at the Grove near the Temple. Grand Master Jonas, of Columbus, being present, a large number of people...

Mormon Dilemma 33

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Mormons Should be Involved with Masonic Lodge Evidences and Reconciliations, pg. 357-358; “Many of the Saints were Masons, such as Joseph's brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett. These members called...

Mormon Dilemma 33

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Joseph Smith a member of the Masonic Lodge Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pg. 1018; “For a time Nauvoo was a community almost unto itself. Its singular status, the inclusive character of its life patterns, and the extension of the religious vision into all aspects of...