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The Doctrine of Temple Work (Mormonism - Open)
Ensign ^ | October 2003 | Elder David E. Sorensen

Posted on 10/26/2010 5:17:20 AM PDT by Colofornian

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...Joseph Smith warned of the consequences when we fail to use the temples available to us: “Those Saints who neglect [temple work] in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation.”

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A key function of temples is to perform ordinance work for our deceased ancestors. When we think of temple ordinances and the necessity to do them perfectly, without error...

“… For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation...they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect” (D&C 128:5, 15;...).

Consider the...vision of President Joseph F. Smith...:

“Thus was the gospel preached to those who had died in their sins...having rejected the prophets.

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The Lord revealed through... Joseph: “All covenants, contracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, vows, performances, connections, associations, or expectations, that are not made and entered into and sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, of him who is anointed, both as well for time and for all eternity, … through the medium of mine anointed, whom I have appointed on the earth to hold this power … are of no efficacy, virtue, or force in and after the resurrection from the dead; for all contracts that are not made unto this end have an end when men are dead” (D&C 132:7).

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...One of the great privileges we have is the wearing of the garment...

...The garment, … when properly worn, will serve as a protection against temptation and evil.

“It is expected that members will wear the garment both night and day...Members should not adjust the garment or wear it contrary to instructions in order to accommodate different styles of clothing...The garment should not be removed for activities which might reasonably be done with the garment worn beneath the clothing...

(Excerpt) Read more at new.lds.org ...


TOPICS: History; Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: baptismofthedead; inman; lds; mormons; prayforthoseincults; temple
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To: Saundra Duffy

“The LDS Articles of Faith - uninterrupted by anti Mormon hacks - that is what I believe.”

If that is all you believe, you do not understand what
mormonism teaches.

The LDS articles of faith are written to sound Christian to
all those they are trying to convert. Once you are in, the
weird, official stuff gets taught.

I notice the Temple rituals are not included. Are you going
to participate in those, since you only believe the
Articles of Faith?

I notice it doesn’t say you can become a god. Since you don’t
believe that, have you let your husband know you are not
allowing him to become a god?

I notice it doesn’t say Heavenly Father was a man who
became God. Do you believe he used to be a man? If so,
you believe more than the Articles of Faith.

Well?

ampu


351 posted on 10/29/2010 7:13:01 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Saundra Duffy

“SD must rely upon her husband for the final call into heaven”

My husband holds the Priesthood and I am so much in love with him. I want to be with him forever and ever.
_______________________________________________________

Yes but would you feel you had to say that if you knew that your husband is not necessary for you to go to Heaven ???

Would you still feel that you had to convince him of your devotion if you knew that you will stand before the LORD Jesus Christ by yourself without him ???

What happens if and when you get saved and escape mormonism ???

and he is left unsaved and damned..


352 posted on 10/29/2010 7:16:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Saundra Duffy
SD - I've read this ‎" Our exaltation depends upon marriage. We must live the law of eternal marriage to become as He is -- able to have spirit children." ~ Gospel Principles, pg. 233 Please tell me where in your AofF it teaches this?
353 posted on 10/29/2010 7:27:11 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Saundra Duffy

I am in complete agreement with the LDS Articles of Faith which I dare not post here due to anti Mormons desecrating them.

 
You just say these sweet things so I'll post them for you!
 
You NEVER did respond to the FACT that the LAST time you made this charge; there was NOTHING in the thread to back up your claim.
 
 
 


The Articles of Faith

of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 
 

  1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
  2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.
  3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
  4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
  6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
  7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
  8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
  9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
  10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
  11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
  12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Joseph Smith


354 posted on 10/29/2010 8:01:55 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
 

I am in complete agreement with the LDS Articles of Faith which I dare not post here due to anti Mormons desecrating them.

 
 
Saundra; do YOU have a Temple Recommend?



 
 
Temple Recommend Questions



1 Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?

2 Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?

3 Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?

4 Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?

5 Do you live the law of chastity?

6 Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?

7 Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

8 Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?

9 Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?

10 Are you a full-tithe payer?

11 Do your keep the Word of Wisdom?

12 Do you have financial or other obligations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?

13 If you have previously received your temple endowment:

       Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
       Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?

14 Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?

15 Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?

355 posted on 10/29/2010 8:03:40 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Then the anti’s proceeded to attack, desecrate, spit on, trample, and mangle the Articles of Faith.

Then you'll be able to PROVE what you just claimed; right?

356 posted on 10/29/2010 8:05:37 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Sorry to jump on you. You apparently are an innocent bystander.

Yeah; sure...

Until he treats you in a way that you feel a person of your excellency should not be treated.

357 posted on 10/29/2010 8:06:49 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
No, my salvation depends on the Infinite Atoning Sacrifice of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

You'd at least better READ your beloved AoF's, even if you do not POST them.


Aof #3:

We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

358 posted on 10/29/2010 8:08:55 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
What the anti Mormons did to the LDS Articles of Faith on this site was a disgrace.

Img src="http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/IMR/IMR407/jurors-jury-box_~IE235-037.jpg">

The jury will note that the defendant's lawyer has called my client's reputations into account.

Is she now prepared to show the court the EVIDENCE for these SCURRILOUS charges?

359 posted on 10/29/2010 8:12:06 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
What the anti Mormons did to the LDS Articles of Faith on this site was a disgrace.

The jury will note that the defendant's lawyer has called my client's reputations into account.

Is she now prepared to show the court the EVIDENCE for these SCURRILOUS charges?

360 posted on 10/29/2010 8:13:02 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Logophile
No, my salvation depends on the Infinite Atoning Sacrifice of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bah!

Most any fool off the street can make it into the lowest of the MORMON heavens.

361 posted on 10/29/2010 8:14:46 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Osage Orange
Well...it would be very unusual for Christians to use the BOM for truth.

Well...it would be very unusual for MORMONs to use ANY Mormon 'scripture' as a basis for the things they ritualistically perform in their holy temples!

362 posted on 10/29/2010 8:17:27 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy
The LDS Articles of Faith - uninterrupted by anti Mormon hacks - that is what I believe.

That's ALL???

I guess you DON'T have a TR then!

363 posted on 10/29/2010 8:18:13 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Stepford Mormon


364 posted on 10/29/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie; svcw

Until a cup a water comes flying her way...


365 posted on 10/29/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Elsie; Saundra Duffy
Sandy: No, my salvation depends on the Infinite Atoning Sacrifice of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

____________________________________________________

Aof #3:

We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved,

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Seems like Sandy added to the words of Joey Smith's "articles of faith"

Isnt that a big NONO ???

Isnt that an anti mormon activity ???

Isnt that an unmormon-temple-recommend sin ???

366 posted on 10/29/2010 8:51:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: MHGinTN

Thank you oh so very much for sharing your insights, dear brother in Christ, and thank you for all those quotes!


367 posted on 10/29/2010 10:17:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thank you oh so very much for sharing your insights, dear brother in Christ, and thank you for all those quotes!

Quotes?

What QUOTES???

All we MORMONs see is regurgitated propaganda!

--MormonDube(Now if WE would post those same words; they'd be as PURE as the driven snow!)

368 posted on 10/30/2010 5:11:11 AM PDT by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Saundra Duffy; aMorePerfectUnion

You forgot the part about after “all you can do”.


369 posted on 10/30/2010 5:43:10 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism is enforced revelation)
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To: Tennessee Nana
cup of water Pictures, Images and Photos
370 posted on 10/30/2010 5:45:22 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism is enforced revelation)
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To: Logophile
You asserted, as if you actually have a point, which you don't: "However, good Christians can and do disagree on many things, including the nature of God." It is a known fact once a person is a Christian and studying to show themselves approved that still wet behind the ears Christians may be fuzzy on the nature of God. But a Christian who spends time in God's Word learns the true nature of God as revealed in the Bible very quickly. That you do not know the nature of the One God shows you are either not a Christian but tell yourself that you are albeit your false beliefs convict that false testimony, or you have remained such an immature Christian because you have not studied and had His Spirit teach you Whom He is. His name is I AM. There are no other Gods and has been no other god and will be no other god, contrary to the lies at the heart of your chosen religion.

Joseph Smith was a lying peepstone conman. And you are still being conned by the service the liar gave to satan in exchange for the things of this world which meant more to Joseph Smith than his immortal soul, a soul which stands condemned by his own rejection of The Word made flesh Who dwelt among us. The difference between monotheism and polytheism is not a doctrinal difference, it is fundamental belief difference much like the great gulf fixed which Jesus spoke of regarding the rich man and Lazarus. You are chosing to which side you will be assigned, hallmarked by heresies and deceit as taught by Smith et al.

371 posted on 10/30/2010 10:14:41 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Logophile; aMorePerfectUnion; All
BTW, Mormonism does not teach that God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are "created beings." Because we do not believe in creation ex nihilo, terms such as created being, necessary being, contingent being, etc. are foreign to our doctrine. So, according to your criterion, are you lying about us?

Wow! Talk about misleading statements.

To be "technically correct" here, Logo has to indirectly appeal to Mormon doctrines like D&C 93:29,33...where no spirit (whether you're talking about demons, gods, or men) has ever been created. They always have been. All eternally self-existent.

IOW, AMPU, all Logophile is saying here is that you or I actually are not created beings, either!!!! You see, even before any Mormon pre-existent birth, D&C 93:29,33 says you were a spirit and/or intelligence. You have always existed; therefore, you were never created. Therefore, what is true of you applies to the Mormon gods as well!

And so, on this technicality, Logophile is able to "technically" frame a true statement. But you know, you can say something that is "true" in a technical way, but yet still be misleading.

Now I don't know if Logophile's intent was to mislead...I don't know his inner heart...all I know is that he didn't offer up the "rest of the story."

So allow me to do that:

AMPU, instead of what you said, if you had said (revisions in italics):
1. Mormonism obfuscates about God as a man
2. Mormonism lies about Christ as a saved being
3. Mormonism covers up its belief about the Holy Spirit being labeled a "man"
4. Mormonism lies that there are multiple gods

Then from my vantage point of what Mormon leaders have gone on record as claiming, Logo has no basis for objecting.

How so?

1. We know Gordon B. Hinckley obfuscated about the Snow couplet on a couple of interview occasions.
2. We know Bruce McConkie (and Millet) have taught that Jesus was a "saved being." (Lds "apostle" McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, Vol. 3, p 257)
3. We know Mormons are not up front in referencing the Holy Ghost as a mere "man"...so they tuck that away and hide it. [See Encyclopedia of Mormonism quote below]
4. And, AMPU, you've been hitting the "gods" aspect right on.

As for why I labeled Logo's statements as misleading, I think readers would find the following Mormon statements to be quite eye-opening in that they clearly teach how they regard god and man to be:
...of the SAME nature and race.
...(IOW, when you study anthropology, you are studying God per Mormonism).

Holy Ghost:

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the Holy Ghost is a spirit man, a spirit son of God the Father. It is fundamental Church doctrine that God is the Father of the spirits of all men and women, that Jesus is literally God's Son both in the spirit and in the flesh, and that the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit separate and distinct from both the Father and the Son.” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism 2:649)

Jesus Christ:

“Latter-day Saints are monophysite in their Christology, that is, they believe Christ has only one nature, which is simultaneously both human and divine. This is possible because the human and the divine are not mutually exclusive categories in LDS thought, as in the duophysite Christology of much orthodoxy (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1:401)

Christ attained Godhood while yet in the pre-existence...” (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1966, p. 323)

Jesus became a God and reached His great state of understanding through consistent effort and continous obedience to all the Gospel truths and universal laws” (Milton R. Hunter, The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 51)

God the Father:

God and man are of the same race, differing only in their degrees of advancement” (Lds “apostle” John A. Widtsoe, Rational Theology, 1915, p. 61)

”According to revelation, however, he is a personal Being, a holy and exalted Man, a glorified, resurrected Personage having a tangible body of flesh and bones, an anthropomorphic Entity, the personal Father of the spirits of all men.” (Bruce R. Mconkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1966, p. 250)

”The doctrine that God was once a man and has progressed to become a God is unique to this Church.” (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, 1997, p. 34)

”We offend again in our doctrine that men are of the same race with the divine personages we call Gods. Great stress is laid upon the idea that we believe that 'as man is, God once was, and as God now is, man may become.' The world usually shouts 'blasphemy' and 'sacrilege' at one when he talks of such a possibility (B.H. Roberts, 1992, Defense of The Faith and The Saints 2:570)

372 posted on 10/31/2010 9:14:58 AM PDT by Colofornian ("So how do LDS deal with the [Adam-God] phenomenon? WE DON'T; WE SIMPLY SET IT ASIDE" - BYU prof)
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To: Osage Orange
Well...it would be very unusual for Christians to use the BOM for truth.

It's not unusual for Mormon Christians.

373 posted on 10/31/2010 8:50:08 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: Logophile
Logo....it's crazy ( and comes across as deceptive..) for a mormon to answer a question about mormon doctrine, J. Smith, B. Young, geographical questions, Bible vs. BOM...by using the BOM as your "truth".

But Christians understand why mormon's do it.............

374 posted on 11/01/2010 9:35:58 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The IRS thinks I'm made of money.............)
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To: Osage Orange
Logo....it's crazy ( and comes across as deceptive..) for a mormon to answer a question about mormon doctrine, J. Smith, B. Young, geographical questions, Bible vs. BOM...by using the BOM as your "truth". But Christians understand why mormon's do it.............

Your post is puzzling. What is crazy (or deceptive) about citing the Book of Mormon as a source of Mormon doctrine?

375 posted on 11/01/2010 10:49:48 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: Logophile

Are you a lawyer?


376 posted on 11/01/2010 10:55:17 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The IRS thinks I'm made of money.............)
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To: Osage Orange

No, I am an engineer.


377 posted on 11/01/2010 11:39:22 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: Logophile
Ha!!

Near enough...

378 posted on 11/01/2010 11:44:28 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The IRS thinks I'm made of money.............)
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To: Osage Orange

Watch your tongue . . . er . . . fingers.


379 posted on 11/01/2010 11:53:20 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: Logophile

ROFLOL!!


380 posted on 11/02/2010 11:30:54 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The IRS thinks I'm made of money.............)
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To: Paragon Defender
If anything, you should be learning how the anti’s use constant straw man arguments, misrepresentation and twisting to provide a false picture of the LDS Church.

And from you, they can learn how to accuse people of "straw man arguments, misrepresentation, and twisting" without ever providing any specific examples, despite being challenged dozens of times to provide one.

381 posted on 11/06/2010 8:54:26 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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