The Journey – Receiving Our Endowment

7 Responses

  1. Drew Laudie says:

    Great material!!!!

    Just an editorial remark….”forth”, the number; should be spelled “fourth”.

  2. Natalie says:

    Thank you for sharing what you have learned in the temple. When I first started reading I was a little concerned that because it was on the internet it would turn out to be inappropriate, but not so. I am thankful for further Light and knowledge.

  3. George says:

    How can you covenant to give all to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints and then go “inactive” in that church after you have received the 3rd and 4th token?

    • Jeremy says:

      If the endowment ceremony is symbolic, as I believe it is, then we should try to understand what that covenant might symbolize.

      • George says:

        That covenant means what it means. To leave the church is to break that covenant. The law of consecration means we open our cupped hand to God and receieve what we will receieve and then we will turn it over fill the hands of others.

      • Jeremy says:

        I can appreciate your literal understanding of that ceremonial covenant. I can also see why/how you would see leaving the church as a breaking of that covenant.
        My understanding is much different. Had I understood the covenant in the literal way that you do I would have felt as if I broke the covenant each time I ate to much, each time I went out to a movie, each time I slept in, each time I gave of my time, talents and anything else with which the Lord blessed me or would bless me with to anything other than the church and the building up of Zion.

        The covenant I made is not one of consecrating things. God has all the things he needs. What God wants is for us to be one. We can learn about that oneness by following a schoolmaster – the law. In this case, the law of consecration. But it is only a schoolmaster. It is symbolic of something spiritual. The whole ceremony is only a symbol. A powerful symbol.

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