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Doctrine and Covenants 105:53-56 53 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. 54 And the Lord appeared ...


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I have no problem discussing this, because the promises made in a temple to not reveal certain things do not involve the Garment. The language used in the Temple to explain the marks is this: [The mark of the square] is placed in the garment over the right breast, suggesting to the mind exactness and honor in keeping the covenants entered into this day. ...


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I mirror Matt's sentiments in that I won't be discussing any specific symbols or rituals that are administered in the temple; they are quite sacred to me, and excessive public discussion on their nature cheapens them in my opinion. I don't mean to offend you if this is an honest inquiry, it's just how I feel on the matter. However, I can speak somewhat on ...


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According to Latter-day Saint belief, the ordinances performed in the temple, including that of the clothing with the garment like practiced in the Old Testament, were revealed by God to man through His prophets. We do not necessarily know why the symbols are what they are, but we can know what they mean. Anyone who prepares well and becomes able to enter ...


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Great question, Narnian; great answer, Mason. Very complete. I think, Narnian, you had a great question at the end that I'd like to respond to: If someone is left out by an oversight or who had no children, does that person simply get deprived of something because they were overlooked? Short answer: no. We know God is not capricious, and he is no ...


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I wrote an article on this a while ago. http://michaelahickman.blogspot.com/2013/03/iron-beards-and-leave-me-alona-beards.html


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This is best answered from the Church's statement on this topic: "Because all who have lived on the earth have not had the opportunity to be baptized by proper authority during life on earth, baptisms may be performed by proxy, meaning a living person may be baptized in behalf of a deceased person. "Some have misunderstood that when baptisms for the ...


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To understand the doctrine of baptism for the dead, it's necessary to first understand the doctrine of baptism, and the crucial role it plays in LDS theology. Baptism is held to be essential for the salvation of everyone with the maturity to be capable of committing sin. The fourth Article of Faith states: 4 We believe that the first principles and ...



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