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Published: Monday, Feb. 17 2014 6:00 a.m. MST

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Shuzzie53
HAYWARD, CA

He should come speak to the Oakland Temple workers!

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

"Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness.”

If you want to understand Mormons, you have to understand that statement. It is that combination of mortal and eternal ideals that makes Mormonism what it is.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Oatmeal, I am sitting in the living room of my parent's home, where a number of spiritual experiences have taken place: family genealogy meetings with aunts, uncles, cousins; priesthood blessings given over the years, the watching of many conference sessions, religious oriented programming following Sabbath services, nuclear and extended family home evenings, family prayers, family parties, family reunion planning meetings; and the list goes on and on. On those sacred occasions, we were prepared by our parents and others for living a righteous mortal life that we may have place in the Celestial Kingdom of God. Truly the home can be a temple.

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: Oatmeal, “Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness?” If you want to understand Mormons, you have to understand that statement”.

What is the most important and Sacred thing about the Mormon gospel. Is it not Jesus? Otherwise is to make the claim to be Christian seems ridiculous, for nothing can exceed the importance and sacredness of Jesus Christ for Christians.

You are willing to mention the most sacred aspect of Mormon belief, the temple but not Jesus.

RE: G L W8, The True Temple for Christians is Jesus, “destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). After Christ’s resurrection the meaning of these words became plain, when Jesus spoke of the destruction of the temple, he was speaking of his own body (John 2:22).

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

TO: sharrona---

You said: "You are willing to mention the most sacred aspect of Mormon belief, the temple but not Jesus."

With just a quick re-scan of this article, I find AT LEAST SIXTEEN (16) references --direct or indirect-- to "Jesus", "Lord", "God", et al!!

Hello!?!? 8)

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: InspectorC. OK, Since you are willing to talk about Jesus, and nothing can exceed the importance and sacredness of Jesus Christ. the most sacred aspect of your and the Christian belief.

Let us discuss something much less sacred openly with respect? Let’s discuss what goes on in the temple. Unless you consider it a secret and you are sworn to Secrecy not to reveal what goes on in the temple.

When You are sworn to Sacredness, and you are forbidden to discuss something, it is Secret. When you can openly discuss something with reverence, it is Sacred(which you did) i.e.., J S and Brigham Young were Masons and "borrowed" a number of oaths, and secret handshakes from the Masonic Lodge.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Sharrona, your critique of my earlier comment seems to suggest that you think I have denied the Savior, which is not the case. Most of those things I mentioned in family activities center around the Savior, His atonement, His and our Father's plan for us--the list could go on.
As to the ongoing, largely irrelevant discussion on "sacred vs. secret", even Christ himself instructed us to avoid giving holy things to "dogs"--a metaphor that He himself used, which should not be misconstrued in modern terms to be insulting. It only means to refrain from discussing sacred things to those who do not understand, will not accept, or may portray in negative fashion--all of which is happening currently with LDS Temple ordinances.
As to the accusation that oaths and handshakes were "borrowed" from the Freemasons--might as well accuse Smith and Young from stealing them from Native American ceremonialism or any other esoteric society that uses such things. They are of much more ancient date than the origins of Freemasonry. That subject has been hashed over many times by both LDS and non LDS scholars.

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