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Ever since ancient times and throughout the Medieval Ages, these symbols have been used in Satanic worship. What influence caused these symbols to be used to decorate Mormonism's most prominent temple and LDS architecture?
Satan's first lie recorded in the Bible is in Genesis 3:5, "ye shall be as gods." The doctrines of "exaltation" and "celestial glory" (that people can evolve into gods and goddesses) are rooted in ancient witchcraft (see "A History of Witchcraft" by Jeffrey B. Russell, pp. 158-159; "Drawing Down the Moon" by Margot Adler, p. 25, and "Gnosis" by Kurt Rudolf, pp. 92-93) Yet, these doctrines, complete with the same terminology, are being perpetuated through the Mormon Church today. Satan is deceiving innocent, God-loving people into unknowingly following his oldest and most predominate lie, and he has left his mark all over Mormon temples.
Don't you wonder why the cross is nowhere to be found on Mormon temples and LDS Church buildings? The cross is where our victory over death took place, and yet the LDS Church won't have anything to do with it. The apostle Paul tells us that, "the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18) Satan opposes the cross.
Masonic Symbols and the LDS Temple
By Sandra Tanner
In the Spring of 2002 the LDS Church completed its reconstruction of the Nauvoo Temple in Illinois. It was originally built in the 1840's but was destroyed after the Mormons abandoned the town. Due to the publicity and photos regarding this new temple many people have asked about the symbols on the building.
To understand the symbols one must first know something of Joseph Smith's involvement with Freemasonry. Joseph's brother, Hyrum, had been a Mason since the 1820's. Many other members of the LDS church, like Brigham Young, were Masons before they joined Mormonism. LDS historian Reed Durham observed:
"By 1840, John Cook Bennett, a former active leader in Masonry had arrived in Commerce [Nauvoo] and rapidly exerted his persuasive leadership in all facets of the Church, including Mormon Masonry. ... Joseph and Sidney [Rigdon] were inducted into formal Masonry...on the same day..." ("Is There No Help for the Widow's Son?" by Dr. Reed C. Durham, Jr., as printed in Joseph Smith and Masonry: No Help for the Widow's Son, Martin Pub. Co., Nauvoo, Ill., 1980, p. 17.)
Reed Durham further commented:
"I have attempted thus far to demonstrate that Masonic influences upon Joseph in the early Church history, preceding his formal membership in Masonry, were significant....In fact, I believe that there are few significant developments in the Church, that occurred after March 15, 1842, which did not have some Masonic interdependence." (Joseph Smith and Masonry: No Help for the Widow's Son,
this thread reeks of anti-romneyism
In fact, in no way, shape or form can the Mormon church be called, "Christian." They are essentially the same as those of cults in general and especially those of secret revolutionary groups working toward a takeover of the world. As one former teacher of Brigham Young University has said: "The Mormons do intend to take over the world. There is no secret about that -- it's in the writings of Joseph Smith right on down. The Constitution of the United States will 'hang by a thread' and the church will save it by establishing a theocracy."
The global goal, ladies and gentlemen, is a one-world government, as it is with all the branches of the Illuminati.
Of course, Mormon leaders call their empire the "kingdom of God." However, their "God" is an extraterrestrial from Kolob, definitely not the God of the Bible; and the "Zion" to which their spirit-brother-of-Lucifer Jesus Christ will return to reign is Independence, Missouri. Most Christians believe, as the Bible declares, that Christ will return to Jerusalem, Israel to establish His millennial kingdom, whereas Mormons believe that they must establish a worldwide Mormon kingdom dictated from their Missouri base in order to make it possible for Christ to return. Therein lies a great difference, which is why the Mormon hierarchy, beginning with Joseph Smith himself, has always had worldwide and absolute political power as its goal. Mormon historian Klaus J. Hansen has written, "The idea of a political kingdom of God, promulgated by a secret Council of Fifty, is by far the most important key to an understanding of the Mormon past." Mormon writer John J. Stewart has said: "The Prophet established a confidential Council of Fifty, or 'Ytfif,' (Fifty spelled backwards), comprised of both Mormons and non-Mormons, to help attend to temporal matters, including the eventual development of a one-world government, in harmony with preparatory plans for the second advent of the Saviour."
The close relationship between Masonry, the Mormon Priesthood and Joseph Smith's growing ambition to rule the world has been pointed out by a number of Mormon writers. Like the Temple ceremonies, the secret Council of Fifty grew out of Freemasonry. The Prophet's divine "revelation about the political kingdom of God" came just three weeks after the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge was installed and Smith became a Master Mason
The Mormon church is now, and has always been, a white Aryan racist organization, and until recently when threatened with lawsuits, they never allowed any other race then white Caucasians to belong. That's right, folks, and if you are a black American who belongs to the Mormon church, you have really been fooled. All of the secret organizations of Mystery Babylon are racist organizations.
All wealth and power is owned and controlled by the closely held Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Inc.. You see, folks, church members who have faithfully and sacrificially contributed their tithes, time, and energy are absolutely powerless to demand an accounting or to change a single action by the First Presidency, even if all 5.2 million of them stood up in unison and "voted" unanimously for it.
The startling fact is that Mormon Church members have no vote or participation of any kind in the corporate entity that controls Mormondom. They can sincerely perform their functions as Bishops, Elders, High Priests and Sunday school superintendents all they wish, but in the real world[, the real world] of legal ownership and raw power they are only 5.2 million pawns. Pawns, fools if you will, subject to manipulation from the top. All of this is part of a secret kingdom that Jeffrey Kaye has called the "Invisible Empire" and about which most Mormons have only the vaguest notions, if they have any notions at all. This theocracy was alluded to by late Apostle Bruce R. McConkie: "Through this church and kingdom a framework has been built through which the full government of God will eventually operate."
Mormon apologists have quickly come to their church's defense by insisting that pentagrams have historically been a positive symbol and only recently have become a symbol of evil, therefore concluding that any comparison to the Nauvoo pentagrams is nothing more than sensationalism.
this smells like anti-Romney.... I hope I'm not the only one who sees that...
Originally posted by Wertdagf
What really got me gigglin was "wheres the cross?!??!?"
Isnt it funny how readily these fools see the sliver in their brothers eye and not the log in their own.
Originally posted by violence=answer
the cross is found not only at the temple square, but in all lds churches.