Episode 1 Veil Ceremony

Below is a video taken in the Mormon Temple of closing instructions given at the end of the Endowment ceremony. You’ll notice the veil has many “panels”, this is so more than one person can come up to the veil at at the same time.

At the veil the man standing behind it (who represents God) puts his arms and hands through the holes so the person performing the endowment for themselves or the dead can show him they know the signs and tokens (or handshakes and phrases attached to them).

When I see this video and think back to my experiences in the temple performing endowments I’m reminded of Mathew 27:51, it reads :

And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

When Jesus died suffering the penalty for our sins, the temple veil was torn from top to bottom signifying that we now have complete access to the Father. Then Joseph Smith comes along and puts it back up, removes the cross and subjects his followers to “laws” and “ordinances” that were never from God but from his own imagination.

As a Mormon I was taught that God required me to know all these things I was taught in the temple endowment ceremony, and that what you see here was in fact a simulation of what was to come. I was told that I had to remember the different signs and tokens because I would be asked them before I was allowed into God’s presence when I died.

Now I know that Jesus is the only “requirement” to have eternal life, and live with God.

John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

In Christ,

Melissa Grimes