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by latterdaytemplar
21 Apr 2021, 05:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

Would you speculate that JS had received the endowment "principles that we knew of when first presented with the Plan of Salvation in pre-mortality " some time prior to becoming associated with masonry and was searching for a vehicle/teaching method? Or could experiencing the masonic ceremony have ...
by latterdaytemplar
20 Apr 2021, 11:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

At roughly the 11:50 mark in the video you mention that one of the purposes of masonry/tokens is to measure our integrity and ability to keep a secret. I remember arriving at a similar conclusion years ago, the supporting scripture in my mind was: Luke 16:10 wrote: He that is faithful in that which...
by latterdaytemplar
20 Apr 2021, 11:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

Many Masons used to believe their ceremonies went back to Solomon's temple. Very true; most Masons in Joseph Smith's day certainly believed this to be the case. Nowadays, that hypothesis is only held by a minority of Masons. As for occult accusations with Masonry, they aren't without some merit. Oc...
by latterdaytemplar
20 Apr 2021, 10:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

Thank you for sharing this. I found it very interesting. You're very welcome. I am glad that you found it to be of interest and I hope that it was also to your benefit. My apologies for the following novel in response to your excellent questions; I tried not to be too wordy. I do have some follow-u...
by latterdaytemplar
16 Apr 2021, 10:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: The Church and Freemasonry

oon, You're very welcome. It was my pleasure (although I must say that, in the weeks leading up to the video being posted, my stomach was twisted in knots; perhaps a virtual form of stage fright?). I'm glad that my differentiation between ceremonial elements and subject matter was clear; it's typica...
by latterdaytemplar
16 Apr 2021, 06:52
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Church and Freemasonry
Replies: 14
Views: 589

The Church and Freemasonry

I was recently interviewed on Saints Unscripted to resolve doubts that some Latter-day Saints may have relative to the relationship between the Church and Freemasonry. Consequentially, we did touch upon the topic of the temple endowment ceremony; however, I believe that we did well in respecting its...
by latterdaytemplar
26 Mar 2021, 06:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)
Replies: 30
Views: 1200

Re: Deeply disappointed about this development (SLC Temple)

I am incredibly disappointed about this as well. I had the privilege to attend a live session in the SLC temple with my wife a few years ago. I loved the artwork; I loved the live performance. Up until this announcement came out, it was a goal of mine to be a part of the live cast for either the SLC...
by latterdaytemplar
26 Mar 2021, 06:31
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: My Introduction

PazamaManX wrote:
25 Mar 2021, 09:09
Welcome! I also at times find myself running into issues with things from the church's past. Particularly the Joseph Smith era. I look to reading your contributions to the forum.
Thank you!
by latterdaytemplar
24 Mar 2021, 06:27
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: My Introduction

Welcome aboard! We don't claim any one correct way to navigating the tension of remaining LDS after a crisis of faith. However, we do share what has worked and is working for us as well as our frustrations and failures. I look forward to hearing more from you in the forums. Roy Thanks. I look forwa...
by latterdaytemplar
24 Mar 2021, 06:26
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: My Introduction

Minyan Man wrote:
20 Mar 2021, 08:21
Welcome, Keep coming back.
Thank you!