@JD"He assured us there were never any of the blood oaths they
talk about on the internet. If want to know the truth. Go to the source and not
the internet."Who is "he" you refer to JD?Also, it appears you are not familiar with what the ceremony was previous to
the changes. This further proves my point, especially since you seem to argue
that something that did indeed take place for many years never took place. Denial of the truth further proves my point. I encourage you to go
speak with someone who will give you a straight answer. Yes, the internet is
right about what used to happen
The Most High God dwelleth not in temples made with hands. For He is the God of
the living, not of the dead.
a few occasions when God "changed" His mindi exceeded my 200mph
limit:peter, shown in a dream assorted foods which jews were
prohibited from eating. purpose of the vision was not to change cuisine; it
didn't suddenly (2000yrs in planning) but it changed beliefs-practices of
a few occasions when God "changed" His mindan instance when
God suddenly changed His mind. moses had ascended the mount and received a
covenant for the israelites/hebrews. moses descended the mount and found the
nation in a frenzy of idol worship. moses broke the stone tablets and ascended
the mount and returned with the ten commandmentsanother involved
moses who as a young man killed an egyptian. as an octogenarian he led the
israelites thru foreign territory. moses had received the commandments on the
mount, but the Lord commanded that 600,000 (i counted the numbers) people
(sometimes just men, sometimes men+women, sometimes including children,
sometimes including animals !)making the commandment a little more
accurate Jesus quoted it, "Thou shalt do no murder." big difference
between killing a person and murdering a person. jewish talmudic-protestant vs
catholic-lutheran orders the 10 differentlyGod reveals a little
here, a little there, tweaking what He will; fine-tuning to make them better
because we can do better. btw does thinking include that the ten commandments
belong to the OT and done away with by the death and resurrection of Christ as
some people belive ?
@Chris B.I understand there are things out there, but you can't
trust the internet. Our leadership made us aware that the length of the ceremony
was difficult on the elderly and access into the temple was a problem for them.
Hence the reason for the changes. In no way did the ceremony changes take away
from the central message though and He assured us there were never any of the
blood oaths they talk about on the internet. If want to know the truth. Go to
the source and not the internet.
Re; Philippine Bonita. They do discuss seeking inspiration through prayer in
design, location selection, etc.Soon after the 1988 survey, plans
were underway to change the endowment ceremony again (the ceremony had been
modified many times since its introduction in Nauvoo, Illinois in the early
1840's). In 1990, the revised ceremony became effective, and the Protestant
minister was eliminated from the film
@Chris BThese were only minor changes Chris and were made to make it
easy on the elderly. I can't go into more detail than that about sacred
things, but we can be sure that these rites were practiced in Solomons temple
What a wonderful peek into the inner workings of temple making. The very
existence of temples around the world strikes a blow at the stranglehold of the
destroyer. I always feel peace while at the temple, and I love it. Thank you for
sharing. May each individual who enters these sacred edifices grow in
understanding and love.
GFuller, watch the accompanying video. They do discuss seeking inspiration
through prayer in design, location selection, etc. Chris B, no real
changes, just clarified and simplified a few things, making it take less time.
Unfortunately, unless I missed it, this article does not seem to mention
inspiration and the direction of the Lord in making these decisions. Maybe we
have reached the point where the Prophet does not need to be commanded in all
JDWhy were there changes? Did God suddenly change his mind? If those things that were taken out of the temple process were true, why
would there be need to change?
@ulvegaardI really believe the cermony changes made in 1990
diminished allot of the criticism and made people much more comfortable.
I hope this might help others to appreciate more these projects and might
somehow diminish some of the criticism against them.
Very well done, nice that they showed a variety of photos and also different