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Mormon Underwear

Mormon Underwear

Do Mormons Wear Funny Underwear? Mormon underwear, normally called garments or the garment by members of the Mormon Church is a source of curiosity and ridicule for those outside the faith.  Those who attempt to cast Mormonism in an unfavorable light refer to the underwear as “magic,” “special,” and “secret,” words no Mormon would ever use.  Among Mormons, this “funny underwear” is a private, sacred matter that they typically do not discuss with others partly out of the sacredness of what it represents, and partly because any underwear, religious or not, is typically a personal matter.  The guidelines for the proper wearing of this underwear seems strange to many people, but it is an act of faith and devotion for the believers. Many cultures have special clothing for social and religious ceremonies.  Most cultures have special clothing for weddings.  Some religions like Judaism and Zoroastrianism have sacred clothing to help the faithful remember their obligations... Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Temple Secrecy Concern

Mormon Temple Secrecy Concern

Why All the Secrecy About the Mormon Temple?  Didn’t Jesus Tell His Disciples to Preach All His Teachings Openly? Critics of Mormonism and of Mormon temples in particular like to claim that Mormons have secret teachings that they do not share with new members or others investigating the Mormon Church.  They claim that Mormons have secret, unchristian temple rituals.  All of these attacks are unfounded.  Mormons believe that temple ceremonies are sacred, and just as God commanded the ancient Israelites in the Bible to build a temple for special ceremonies and rituals, so today God has commanded His people to build temples.  However, no doctrine is taught in the temple which is not taught publicly, only some of the ordinances and covenants of the temple are kept private to guard their sacred nature. There were times when Jesus commanded his disciples to keep certain things to themselves.  On the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John saw Jesus transfigured before... Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Temple Need Concern

Mormon Temple Need Concern

Did Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion End the Need for Temples When Jesus Christ died on the cross, the veil of the temple was rent in two to symbolize that Jesus Christ’s crucifixion opened the way for all mankind to enter the presence of God.  The Gospel of Matthew says, “Behold the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom” (Matthew 27:51).  Some people suppose that this meant the temple, and thus Mormon temples, are no longer necessary. The Apostles of Jesus Christ did not think so, for they continued to visit the temple often after Jesus’ resurrection.  In Acts 2:46, we read, “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.”  As recorded in Acts 3, Peter and John preached and healed at the Temple in Jerusalem, just as Jesus had done.  Paul, in his epistles to the early Christians, repeatedly mentions the temple and uses its symbolism to illustrate... Read the rest of this article »


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