Due to the association with gambling, and the colossal waste of time, Mormon Church policy discourages using face cards.
At His Second Coming, Christ will come to His temples in Jackson County, Missouri and in Jerusalem and the Mormon Church will be declared His own. Even so, some people will not want to change their religion.
There is neither a word nor an action that is not preceded by a thought. Thoughts control what we say and what we do. The battlefield between good and evil is played out in the mind; and control of our thinking is the ultimate goal for self perfection.
Mormons believe death is a passing into an afterlife. Mormon obituaries often speak of someone having “passed away” or having “gone home to Heavenly Father.” Mormons believe that after death a person will return to God but they can only remain in God’s presence in the afterlife if they have been good people.
The American expression “charley horse” originated in the 1880s, probably in baseball.
Whether a Mormon Temple has an angel Moroni atop or not is related to aesthetics or the decision of the architect.
The Christian concept of the “rapture” is an old false sectarian notion. For a true account of the events related to the Second Coming of Christ the Mormon Doctrine and Covenants is in harmony with the Biblical account.
Mormons who are faithful to their Temple covenants can expect their families to be together forever, even when some of their children stray.
Mark Hoffman forged a letter about Mormon history claiming a white salamander transformed into the spirit guarding the golden plates.
Mormonism teaches that the Telestial Kingdom is a kingdom of glory. If a person could get a glimpse of the glory of the Telestial Kingdom they would be tempted to commit suicide to get there.
Only with the Nauvoo Temple did Mormons start to do temple ceremonies as they are today, the Kirtland Temple was preparatory.
Before the Mormon Conference Center was built, Mormon prophet Brigham Young prophesied that the Mormons would erect buildings with groves and fishponds on top, and that is now a reality.
When the Mormons left Nauvoo, they were forced to leave all of the property and artifacts of the Mormon Nauvoo Temple. The Mormon Temple was then looted and burned by mobs.
Mormon Church leader Joseph Smith did see the sword of Laban in the Hill Cumorah and it was one of the relics given to him with the golden plates.
The Mormon Church does not sacrifice the needs of the poor in order to build the Mormon temples. The Mormon Church does not release how much it spends on charitable relief efforts. Mormon temples are built so expensively because Mormons believe they are the literal House of the Lord and He deserves such a beautiful place when He comes to earth.
Mormons no longer practice polygamy, but if his first wife dies, a man can be married to second woman in a Mormon temple.
Mormons were generally from Northern states or England, consequently the members of the Mormon Church were generally opposed to slavery.
The letters on the pulpits of the Mormon Kirtland Temple referred to the Mormon Church positions of those who sat in those particular seats. One pulpit was for the Melchizedek Priesthood, the other for the Aaronic Priesthood.
Mormonism teaches that after the resurrection, we can gradually attain perfection in body, mind, and spirit.
Although Mormon prophet Joseph Smith was a Mason, he did not attend many meetings, did not reveal the Masons’ secrets, and was not murdered specifically by Masons. Since Joseph Smith restored Mormon temple ordinances before he ever became a Mason, there is no connection between the symbols of the Masons and of the Mormon temple.
The positive family bonding that comes from hunting can be done at a firing range, the prophets have spoken abouit how wrong the killing of wild animals is.
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