Throughout the United States and Worldwide, the Mormon Church is opening temples that they claim are a restoration of the ancient Biblical Jewish temple? But the facts prove otherwise. Did you know that not a single ritual performed in the Mormon temple was practiced in the Jewish temple? While Mormonism claims to restore Christianity, it is “another gospel” condemned by God (Galatians 1:6-8) because it requires temple works which make Christ’s sacrifice insufficient for salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 11:6).
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MORMON TEMPLE AND THE BIBLICAL JEWISH TEMPLE
IN THE HISTORICAL JEWISH TEMPLE, THERE WERE NO:
No Baptisms for the Dead
No Secret Handshakes and the ONLY person to “pass through the Veil” to the Most Holy Place was the single High Priest once a year.
No Marriage Ceremonies – Women were not even allowed into the inner court of the Jewish temple.
I joined the Mormon Church in December of 1964 at 18 years of age. Unlike many converts, I was looking for God a year before I contacted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and asked their Missionaries to come and teach me. I was what they call “a golden contact” because I was already reading the Bible, but now, I was able to read and study the Mormon scriptures (The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrine and Covenants).
I was extremely diligent and earnest in serving the LDS Church. I accepted various ‘Callings’ (unpaid jobs in the Church) and since I attended a Branch of the Church (smaller than a Ward), I had many opportunities to teach and preach. Along with my developing understanding of the Mormon Faith — that is, the understanding the Church was willing to permit me and all other members to have, I was also beginning to develop a personal relationship with Christ and God the Father. Continue reading Bob B – The Youngest Mormon Bishop in England→
As a child I attended a Baptist elementary school K-6 and attended church there as well. I continued attending Christian churches until I was a young adult at which time I was introduced to the Latter-day Saints (LDS) religion.
I was drawn to the LDS religion because they had answers to the questions I was asking. Their answers were logical and something I could wrap my life around. The religion was very structured and that suited my personality quite well.
As a natural born “wanna be,” I climbed the LDS ladder as quickly as they would allow. My husband and I were sealed in the temple one year after our baptism. For at least 13 of my 15 years as a Mormon, I carried and regularly used my temple recommend. At one point, I even served as the Stake Young Women’s President. Continue reading Mary – Ex-Mormon→