The following was originally printed in the January/February 2015 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. Among the many unique aspects of the LDS faith, the peculiarity of the Mormon temple garment has attracted a lot of curiosity as well as ridicule among non LDS members. Known in Mormon circles as the […]
Garments of the Holy Priesthood. Sacred underwear worn by faithful temple Mormons which, they are told in the temple, “will be a shield and protection to you against the power of the destroyer until you have finished your work here on earth.” Sewn into the garments are markings that resemble the compass, square, and level of Freemasonry. Mormons are told these garments are symbolic of the covering God gave Adam and Eve after their fall. According to twelfth President Spencer Kimball, “Temple garments afford protection.