This blog post is dedicated to well meaning and Christ loving men and women who stay away from the gospel of Jesus Christ because of a connection made by Fritz Springmeier about Mormons and the Illuminati in his book, "Bloodlines of the Illuminati." (http://www.whale.to/b/sp/blood.html#Mormon_leadership).
I need to preface this with the fact that I personally know members of my church who have been victims of Satanic Ritual Abuse. I can testify that our church most certainly does have 'wolves in sheep's clothing.' I am most assured that because of the great goodness that Joseph Smith played in bringing the fullness of the gospel of Jesus to the earth, that a great evil has accompanied it. Let us remember the parable of the wheat and the tares. God allows the tares to grow with the wheat until the day of burning, where the tares will be burned. Most assuredly, there are tares in my church, how many I know not. How abundant it could be, I am assured of this possibility.
Springmeier states that because one of the Church's logos is a beehive, which is a free mason symbol, that it proves that the whole church is steeped in Luciferism. Perhaps the beehive was invented by one with evil and ill intent, perhaps it was not. This I do not know and I cannot prove anything about it. But Springmeier is assuming things with the beehive logo, he isn't proving anything.
Also, I am sure that because what goes on in LDS temples is "sacred," and therefore not openly spoken about, people assume it must be similar to what goes on in masonic temples. This is not true. What goes on in LDS temples is the same thing that goes on in Biblical temples, such as the Temple of Solomon and the Tabernacle in Exodus. There are no altars to false gods in LDS temples. Temples are a place where we continue on in the baptismal covenant, to obey the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Where we offer to sacrifice our flesh to God in order to symbolically receive the white stone mentioned of in the Book of Revelations 2:17 which reads,"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.."
Joseph Smith himself wanted to understand what this white stone represents. He received this answer in Doctrine and Covenants 130:10-11:
10 Then the white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17, will become a Urim and Thummim to each individual who receives one, whereby things pertaining to a higher order of kingdoms will be made known;
11 And a white stone is given to each of those who come into the celestial kingdom, whereon is a new name written, which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. The new name is the key word.
In other words, the white stone is personal revelation. The saints covenant in temples to keep the commandments in order to continue to receive personal revelation from the Lord and not from any one else or from some secret doctrine.
That is basically it. In LDS temples, LDS members who have practiced living the commandments for at least 1 year have the opportunity to covenant to serve Jesus Christ by living holy lives in exchange for one day, receiving this white stone. The temple's purpose is to tie us back to God. It is a place to go in order to receive personal revelation in order for one to continue in their progression with their love for Jesus Christ.
There are members who have made these covenants, and then blasphemed them by going on to do many wicked and terrible things. But the Lord will cleanse His temple, and in the final day, have a bride that is spotless and pure white.
Springmeier also states that one of Joseph Smith Jr's daughters explained that she was a victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse, and that her family had Satanic Bloodlines. Also, he accuses Brigham Young as having Illuminati bloodlines and therefore accuses the church as being tied to the Illuminati as well.
Let me assure that there is no witchcraft, occult practice, or any other immoral act encouraged in the doctrine of the temples in the LDS church. I am a regular temple attendee. There is no secrecy that must be earned like there is in free masonry/Illuminati. All attendees are able to receive the same instruction from God and then learn from it according to personal revelation, in order to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. The Temple is simply a place for one to go to enhance their relationship with the Savior and their understanding of their purpose as a child of God. The only "secrets" in the temple are that attendees who covenant to obey God are not to show the symbol of their covenant to others. That is it.
Are there members of my church who are evil and intent on destroying morality and God's church? Absolutely. Do I deny the deplorable acts that assuredly take place among wicked men in holy places? No, for as assuredly as the temple of Solomon was desecrated over and over by Satanism in the Old Testament, surely wicked things go on today. I am not so naive to think all is well in my church during these perilous times. Nevertheless, this church contains doctrine from Jesus Christ to all men who are ready to receive. Most importantly is the doctrine of receiving the gift of the holy ghost through baptism and the laying on of hands. By the power of the Holy Ghost, members of the church are to question and know the 'truth of all things.' (Moroni 10:4-5).
Jesus Christ lives. His church is on the earth in its fullness. All who love Jesus will need to be baptized by one having the same authority as John the baptist held in ancient days. This authority is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The authority to learn at the feet of God reside in this church. Let those who are willing to receive, come unto Christ and partake of the tree of life through faith, repentance, baptism by immersion, and receiving the gift of the holy ghost.
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Julie T. Bucker
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