What is the answer to the statement made by detractors of The Church who say that much of the temple ceremonies were stolen from the Masons?

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Gramps,

What is the answer to the statement made by detractors of The Church who say that much of the temple ceremonies were stolen from the Masons?

Michael, from Vancouver, Washington

Dear Michael,

You might tell them that they don’t know what they are talking about, and let it go at that. They are only trying to bait you, and they will not listen to logic or historical account. You know that the temple ceremonies have been revealed by God to man. There well may be similarities, but if there are, who do you think copied from whom? It is my understanding that the Lord’s temples predate even the not so ancient Masonic order.

Gramps

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You might tell them that they don’t know what they are talking about, and let it go at that. They are only trying to bait you, and they will not listen to logic or historical account. You know that the temple ceremonies have been revealed by God to man.

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