Today we’re looking at an event in Mormon history that should be surprising, but sadly it’s not. A few days ago TodayinMormonHistory.com provided info on when the Church decided they should hand out temple recommends based on a sliding scale system. “110 years ago today – Jan 26, 1909 — [Joseph F. Smith Presidency] … Where elderly […]
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Temple Endowment Changes Contradict Prophecy and BoM
Alma 34:32-33 “For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. . . . if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be […]
1990 Temple Oath Changes Placed Mormonism Under Curse of the Mormon God
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 169; “REMARKS ON PRIESTHOOD At the Conference, October, 1840…Ordinances Always the Same … Now the purpose in Himself in the winding up scene of the last dispensation is that all things pertaining to that dispensation should be conducted precisely in accordance with the preceding dispensations. … Cain also being authorized […]
Redeeming the Dead Essential to Your Salvation
Church News, ‘Family History Blesses the Living as Well as the Dead,’ 24 February 2015; “Building the family is at the center of the plan of salvation, the leaders taught. On the other side of the veil, individuals will be organized into families through ordinances that take place in temples. Because of the importance of […]
Ancestor Worship or Temple Worship?
Today we’re looking at the definition of worship in three different settings. The reason for this stems from the repeated articles on LDS websites directing members to be diligent in their temple work. Two examples can be seen in the seminars they hold, and directives telling bishops to install teenagers as ‘family history consultants’ for […]
Temple Endowments; Can They Change?
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg 91;“The order of the house of God as [sic] been, and ever will be, the same, even after Christ comes; and after the termination of the thousand years it will be the same; and we shall finally enter into the celestial kingdom of God, and enjoy it […]
Temple Garments This article comes from a section from the Mentoring Handbook that we have available at our bookstore or you can download it for free on the site. It is a compilation of LDS doctrines we’ve looked at and compared to biblical standards to see is what Joseph Smith taught and the modern-day LDS […]
Baptism for the Dead
One of the most unbiblical doctrines found in Mormonism today is the practice of performing baptisms for the dead. For those unfamiliar with the practice what happens during a temple baptismal ceremony is a living person stands in as a “proxy” for a deceased individual. In essence this individual is the dead person they are […]