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Improvement Era, Vol. IX, No. 10, p. 813; “The Lord has given unto us garments of the holy priesthood, and you know what that means. And yet there are those of us who mutilate them, in order that we may follow the foolish, vain and (permit me to say) indecent practices of the world. … They should hold these things that God has given unto them sacred, unchanged and unaltered from the very pattern in which God gave them. Let us have the moral courage to stand against the opinions of fashion, and especially where fashion compels us to break a covenant and so commit a grievous sin.” – Joseph Fielding Smith, August 1906  (more…)

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Colossians 3:17; “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

Reading over the LDS explanation of what their temple garments symbolize was a jaw dropper for me.

Each sentence in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism on this topic was worse than the previous one, so we decided to dissect it to see what God has to say. Here we go!

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, p. 534

‘The white garment symbolizes purity and helps assure modesty, respect for the attributes of God…’

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