By: LARRY SITES
To: RIC REMINGTON
FR>get to learn all about the magic underwear you'll some day
RR>No. There isn't. I already wear the garments that are representative of
RR>clothing that Adam and Eve wore when they left the Garden of Eden. The
RR>nothing magical about them. Only blessings that we recieve from God.
Oh, really? Is not the following a more accurate description of your undies
than "representative" of A&E traveling clothes:
THE GARMENT OF THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD
Every Mormon who "receives his Endowments" (including all Mormon
Missionaries) is dressed by a temple worker in the "garment of the
holy priesthood" which he is required to wear 24 hours a day, 365
days a year, until he is buried in it. It is removed only to bathe
and change them, and for certain "public appearance" exceptions.
Most of these have the appearance of old-fashioned "long johns".
Closer examination reveals a pair of button-holes over the right
breast sewn in the form of a square, reminding the Mormon of
exactness and honor in living up to his temple vows. Over the left
breast a pair of button-holes in the form of a compass, remind the
Mormon that all truth may be circumscribed into one great whole, and
that all appetites must be kept within certain bounds. One
button-type hole over the navel, recalls the need of nourishment for
body and soul, and an identical hole over the right knee, signifies
that every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus is the
Christ. In the early Mormon Temple ceremonies some of the marks were
cut into the garment with a small knife while on the patron's body,
thus nicking his flesh and shedding his blood into the garment. See
Leviticus 19:28, 21:5, Deuteronomy14:1, and Jeremiah 16:6.
The same four marks are on the veil of the temple in much larger
dimensions. The Temple Worker tells the patron, as he or she is
being dressed in this garment, that "it will be a shield and a
protection to you from the power of the destroyer until you have
finished your work on the earth, so long as you are true and faithful
to the covenants you make in the temple this day."
The garment has thus become a magic talisman to the Temple
patron, and is to be his source of protection from the power of Satan
throughout his lifetime. The patron is instructed that, when the
garment is worn out, he must cut the priesthood markings off of it
and burn them. The garment then can be used for rags or any other
purpose. Thus we see that the magical "power" is in the Priesthood
From the preface of the same computer text file:
SYSOPS COMMENT ON THE MORMON TEMPLE CEREMONIES FILES
The text for the following series was originally derived from a
booklet written by the author, Chuck Sackett, an ex-LDS member.
It was received by Computers for Christ #11 in machine-readable
form, but in poor condition. Some sections appeared to be missing,
and all of the text required extensive editing. NONE of the wording
was changed in any way, except where there were obvious
typographical, spelling, syntax or transmission errors.
If anyone has a copy of the original booklet, I would appreciate
you letting me know so that the missing sections can be added.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN HERE?
This text has been prepared to inform the general public,
including most Mormons, and especially the Body of Christians, and to
reveal to them of exactly what transpires during the secret Mormon
Temple Ceremonies. Our purpose is not to ridicule, but to shed light
on these hidden things of darkness. We sincerely believe that
Mormons and non-Mormons alike cannot comprehend or accurately
evaluate the complex Mormon gospel without knowing what actually
transpires inside of the Temple, the place where the Keys of
Knowledge necessary for exaltation are imparted to LDS Gods in
embryo. We pray earnestly that this information will be especially
helpful in encouraging Christians in their witness of the true Lord
Jesus Christ to those lost in the deception and bondage to Mormonism.
This text contains the entire series of Mormon Temple
ceremonies, called "Ordinances" and is 100% accurate in the essence
of what is done, and very nearly 100% accurate in the exact wording
of what is said. This is because this edition was transcribed from a
tape recording made inside the Temple at the actual Endowment
ceremony. Other ceremonies have been verified by comparing them with
copies of Temple Worker Instruction Books.
The tape recording of the Mormon Temple Endowment from which
this text was transcribed was recorded in the Los Angeles Mormon
Temple. The recording was made using a personal pocket size tape
recorder carried by one of the patrons during Endowment presentation.
The patron who made this recording entered the Temple using his
own personal Temple Recommend and carried his own Temple Veil
Worker's name tag and identification card during the ceremony. He
was greeted by several Temple Worker acquaintances who obviously did
not know of his excommunication from the Mormon Church, which had
been at his own request several months earlier.
One of the objectives of this foray was to test the well known
Mormon claim of Divinely aided Temple security. Another objective
was to provide and up-to-date and accurate text of the Endowment.
(There have been many revisions to the Endowment text in the past ten
years, some of them significant). Contrary to popular belief of
Mormons, not one person in the Temple appeared the slightest bit
spiritually or supernaturally alerted to the presence among them of
one whom they classify as an "apostate" and a "son of perdition". As
he departed, the patron was encouraged by a member of the Temple
Presidency to return again soon.
* WR # 398 * Is your life an instance or absence of good?
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* Origin: The Open Forum SD CA (619)284-2924 (1:202/212)