History of the Temple Recommend Questions

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History of the Temple Recommend Questions

Post by hawkgrrrl » 22 May 2019, 20:41

I did a summary of the changes to the temple recommend from a post done by Edward Kimball. Here's my summary: https://wheatandtares.org/2019/05/22/te ... evolution/

I thought it was pretty interesting. In particular, the questions really shifted in the 80s toward more faith-based ones, probably in response to the claims we were not Christian. Additionally, most of the changes seemed to be an attempt to rein in bishops who were going too far rather than adding to the requirements (although some requirements definitely got stricter over time while others got looser or were dropped).

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Post by SilentDawning » 22 May 2019, 22:21

I read it all. To me, it begs a larger question about how much a divinely directed church can change over time and still be revelatory. Gonna post a new thread. Thanks for the history lesson though.
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Re: History of the Temple Recommend Questions

Post by DarkJedi » 23 May 2019, 06:37

Thanks for sharing with us here. I found it informative.

I think I recall reading in Wrestling the Angel (Givens) that initially only men were endowed but that their wives were included within a short while.
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