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.
Mormon doctrine teaches that children cannot be sealed to unmarried parents. If a parent doesn’t remarry in this life, they will find an eternal companion later, and their temple work will be done during the millennium.
Mormons must wait one year after a civil marriage for a Temple wedding to help them understand how important it is. Mormons should explain to non-Mormon relatives and friends how important temple marriage is.
Unlike black people of African origin, the Mormon Church allowed Australian Aborigines to hold the priesthood.
We cannot control our relatives lives and must respect their choices, even if we disapprove. God will reward us for patient service and enduring.
Mormons do not believe their leaders are perfect; only Jesus Christ is perfect. Thus Mormon Church leaders and even prophets make mistakes, but we are to respect their office and listen to them.
Mormon doctrine teaches us that there are different types of angels, some have bodies and some do not. Satan also has angels, but they never have bodies.
Mormons are commanded by God to control all their passions and appetites within their proper boundaries. Bodily appetites and lusts can lead to addiction and keep us from God’s spirit.
Art inspires and uplifts the spirit, whereas pornography degrades and arouses sexual excitement. The pure in heart see things as pure, while impure will see all things as pornographic.
Personal experience seems to agree that newborns and toddlers may remember something of their pre-earth life.
Mormons believe that people with physical or intellectual handicaps are in no way disadvantaged in their eternal potential. Such handicaps do not necessarily stem from some pre-mortal worthiness or unworthiness.
According to Mormon scripture, Adam spoke a language that was pure and undefiled. It is most likely the language of Mormonism’s Celestial Kingdom.
The purpose of life cannot be explained without the religious based parts. Mormon doctrine provides a foundation for the purpose of life.
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