Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 62; “Should you receive a vision or revelation from the Almighty, one that the Lord gave you concerning yourselves, or this people, but which you are not to reveal on account of your not being the proper person, or because it ought not to be known by the people at present, you should shut it up and seal it as close, and lock it as tight as heaven is to you, and make it as secret as the grave. The Lord has no confidence in those who reveal secrets, for he cannot safely reveal himself to such persons.” Note: this is on p. 40 when not online.

John 15:15; “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

When asking the Mormon why their temple ceremonies are secret, they’ll immediately jump into a defensive mood and declare their ceremonies are sacred, not secret.

We’re wondering why they’re so defensive about this in light of what Brigham Young taught. Ask your Mormon friend what they think about Brigham’s comment, and also, using a dictionary share the specific definitions for both sacred and secret.

One last thing…

Why would God demand His children keep secrets from each other?

If you want others to know about Him so they can be saved, wouldn’t you want to tell them everything there is to know?