Jane Manning James: “Is there no blessing for me?”

by Sharon Lindbloom 24 June 2019 The Salt Lake Tribune recently (14 June 2019) published an opinion piece by Jana Riess, author, researcher, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Titled, “Commentary: Black Mormon pioneer Jane Manning James — only member ever sealed as a ‘servant’ — finally gets her due,” the … Read more

An Imaginary Tour of the LDS Temple in Rome

by Sharon Lindbloom 18 March 2019 On March 7th (2019) the Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted what it called an “unprecedented video production within one of the Church’s most sacred spaces.” This video is a virtual tour of the church’s new temple in Rome, Italy. Led by two Mormon apostles, … Read more

Mormon Endowment Ceremony Origins

By Sharon Lindbloom 13 June 2017 One hundred eighty years ago this month (June 2017) W.A. Cowdery, the Mormon editor of the Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, told readers about ancient Greece. He explained, “The history of Greece for a period of three hundred years preceding the Trojan war, is intermixed with fables; but … Read more

Chapter 10: “Come into the Temples”

The temple is centerpiece in Mormonism. Without these more than 140 edifices throughout the world, there would be no ability for the living to do the work necessary for them and the dead to attain celestial glory. While Mormons get very excited about their temples, we must ask if the temple practices of the LDS Church are biblical. If they are, then Christians everywhere should join this religious movement so they can enter one of these edifices and do the required work. If they are not, then Mormon temple worship today is unnecessary and even spiritually harmful.

Laws and Ordinances

Laws and Ordinances. According to the Articles of Faith, “We believe that through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel” (The Articles of Faith 1:3). Apostle Boyd K. Packer told a general conference audience, “We came to earth to be tested and to gain experience, with a promise that ‘through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel’” (“The Standard of Truth Has Been Erected”, Ensign (Conference Edition), November 2003, 24). Alonzo L.