Response to Benjamin McGuire Reviewed by Lane A. Thuet Editor’s Note: Bible verses quoted are from the New International Version; the author’s exact words are in bold and italics; and comments in squared brackets [ ] are the authors’ clarifications – unless otherwise stated. Generally, bold-facing in the quotes are my emphasis. In his review […]
Chapter 13: Priceless Blessings of the House of the Lord Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 167–78 During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing […]
What is supposed to be the most important and happiest days for a couple’s life oftentimes turns into one of the saddest. When someone with non-LDS family gets married, it too often turns into a wrenching of the heart, as nobody except those with LDS temple recommends are able to see the ceremony inside the temple.
Chapter 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, (2013), 215–27
Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, (2013), 191–202 During 2014, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical […]
Should a Mormon spouse be honest about being eternally sealed to someone else?
The following was originally printed in the February 2010 edition of MRM’s Update, a special edition mailed to financial supporters who also receive the publication Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription of Mormonism Researched, please visit here. The letter is printed as it was originally submitted.
A reader writes:
In 2002, the LDS Church produced a booklet titled Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple. It was written for those who are preparing to go through one of the dozens of Mormons temples located around the world (141 at the time of this writing). What is the LDS leadership telling its people about temples? Does what takes place in the LDS temples line up with biblical teaching? And do truth-seeking people need such things as temple ordinances, sealings, and baptisms for the dead? Let’s consider these questions as we review this publication.
The Mormon Temple
By Bill McKeever
Participation in what is called the temple “endowment” ceremony is an important facet of the LDS faith since it is in this ritual where Mormons learn secret “key words,” “signs” and “tokens” that they hope will help them return to God’s presence.
Do Temple Garments Protect the Faithful Mormon?
By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson
In the temple pre-endowment instructions, patrons are told that their obedience to the covenants they are to make, along with their wearing the temple garments, will protect them. They are instructed: