With that in mind I want to make it abundantly clear for the reason I’m posting this on our ministry website and blog.
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Because of the sheer volume to the amount of information there is about the temple, we’ve created another page! Woo-hoo! This time we put all things about architecture, ceremonies, handshakes and prayers, etc in one page, making it easier to retrieve any info on scripts, videos or news updates about the temples.
Click here to take a look or have your eyeballs hang a right over to the widgets.
Posted in Temple Ceremonies, tagged endowments & ordinances, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Mormon covenants, obedience to gospel law, promises in the Mormon temples, secrecy, secret handshakes on 08/04/2013 | Leave a Comment »
1. Baptism (by one holding the Mormon priesthood)
2. Confirmation and Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (by someone holding the priesthood)
3. Receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood (if you’re male)
4. Washing and Anointing (occurs in the temple during the Initiatory)
5. Endowment (in the temple)
6. Marriage Sealing (in the temple)
This past week the Mormon Church premiered a new Endowment film in selected temples across the country. There hasn’t been a lot of information forthcoming on this new film, but what we do know is that its approximately 12-15 minutes longer than the previous one. It has a new cast, a little more detail about the creation periods, uses the same script and has no significant changes to the rituals.
This will be the second change to the Endowment film since it first debuted in temples in 1970. The first change had significant revisions such as “death oaths” being removed and a Christian pastor no longer accompanied Satan on one of his visits to Adam and Eve.
It’s interesting to note that according to the Mormon temple endowment ceremony not long after Adam chants the same thing Satan appeared.
ADAM: Brethren and sisters, this represents the telestial kingdom, or the world in which we now live. Adam, on finding himself in the lone and dreary world, built an altar and offered prayer, and these are the words he uttered:
[Adam kneels at the altar and lifts his hands towards heaven, each arm raised to the square.]
Oh God, hear the words of my mouth.
Oh God, hear the words of my mouth.
Oh God, hear the words of my mouth.
[Lucifer comes into view.]
LUCIFER: I hear you. What is it you want?
ADAM: Who are you?
LUCIFER: I am the god of this world.
ADAM: You, the god of this world?
LUCIFER: Yes. What do you want?
ADAM: I am looking for messengers.
LUCIFER: Oh, you want someone to preach to you. You want religion, do you? There will be many willing to preach to you the philosophies of men mingled with scripture.
ADAM: But I am looking for messengers from my Father.
Video of Mormon Temple Veil Ceremony
Below is a video taken in the Mormon Temple of closing instructions given at the end of the Endowment ceremony. You’ll notice the veil has many “panels”, this is so more than one person can come up to the veil at at the same time.
At the veil the man standing behind it (who represents God) puts his arms and hands through the holes so the person performing the endowment for themselves or the dead can show him they know the signs and tokens (or handshakes and phrases attached to them).
Baptisms of the Dead, Sealings, Confirmations and Reconfirmations of the Dead, Ordinations of the Dead, Washing of Feet and 2nd Anointings
Baptisms for the Dead
The font is in the basement of the temple which is supposed to be a “similitude of the grave”. The bulls and font are typically two stories tall.
Posted in Temple Ceremonies, tagged false doctrines, false gospel, Five Points of Fellowship, Masonic oaths, Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremonies, secret handshakes, secret oaths, The Veil Ceremony on 08/23/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Temple Ceremonies Part 5 The Veil of the Temple
The Marks on the Veil
This one on the right is the mark of the square. It is placed in the garment over the right breast, suggesting to the mind exactness and honor in keeping the covenants entered into this day.
Temple Endowment Ceremonies Part 4 Terrestrial World
THE LAW OF CHASTITY
We are instructed to give unto you the law of chastity. This I will explain.
To the sisters, it is that no one of you will have sexual intercourse except with your husband to whom you are legally and lawfully wedded. To the brethren it is that no one of you will have sexual intercourse except with your wife to whom you are legally and lawfully wedded.
Temple Ceremonies Part 3 Telestial World
THE LONE AND DREARY WORLD: THE TELESTIAL KINGDOM
[Adam and Eve are shown full view for the first time and they’re wearing animal skins. The lone and dreary world is represented by desert scenery. Adam kneels at his stone altar, spreads his hands to heaven, and prays.]
Temple Ceremonies Part 2 Garden Endowment Ceremony
THE GODS WITHDRAW
We give you dominion over all these things and make you, Adam, lord over the whole earth and all things on the face thereof. We now command you to multiply and replenish the earth, that you may have joy and rejoicing in your posterity.
Temple Endowment Ceremonies Part 1 The Creation
The Endowment Ceremony Prior to 1990
[Initiates have assembled in silence in the chapel. When all is ready, they are ushered into the Creation Room.]
For the next 2 or so hours patrons stay in the same room while watching a drama type scenario that takes place on the movie screen in the front of the room. Throughout the different films, patrons will stand and kneel to pray around the altar or put on various temple clothing which signifies the robes of the priesthood while they chant their oaths and make the arm and hand gestures at the appropriate times.
The Initiatory Ceremony
The Initiatory Ceremony is a preliminary four stage ritual performed before the Endowment Ceremonies in the temple. These ceremonies are performed on an individual basis while the Endowment Ceremonies are performed within a group setting of typically twenty patrons.
Posted in Mormon Temples, Temple Ceremonies, tagged bible, false doctrine, false gospel, Jesus, joseph smith, Masonic markings, Mormon Temple Ceremonies, Mormon Temple clothing, salvation, secret handshakes, secret oaths on 04/05/2011 | 8 Comments »
Temple Ceremonies and the Clothing
By Melissa Grimes
My journey out of Mormonism began with the Mormon Temple. One night my husband was watching a documentary on Freemasonry and noticed how similar their temple rites were to those we participated in at the Mormon Temple. At this point of my Mormon experience I had doubts off and on about the validity of Joseph Smith’s claims yet never delved into any serious research. I was simply content in my ignorance, as I trusted in the words of the church leaders to quiet my concerns.