DECLINE and FALL MORMON CHURCH  

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Mormon has an Endowment Ordinance.  This ceremony is only performed in their temples.  The concept of Satan having seed (children, Gen 3:15) is intentionally omitted.  In 1990 many changes to the Endowment Ceremony were made.  The unabbreviated 1984 version of the Endowment is included in this article. 

PAY-LAY-ALE  for example was removed in the 1990 revision.   


TEMPLE ENDOWMENT CEREMONY
See Evolution of the Mormon Temple Ceremony, 1842-1990, updated in 2005, published by Utah Lighthouse Ministry, P.O. Box 1884, 1358 S.W. Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110. www.utlm.org   ALL EVIL TAKES PLACE IN THE DARK AND THE MORMON TEMPLE IS A PLACE OF SO CALLED SECRETS.

John 18:20  Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. 

Temple workers sometimes use a copy of this book to remember the various sentences in the ceremony so I know that it is word-for-word accurate.
A portion of the Endowment Ordinance recites the story of Elohim and Lucifer having a colloquy in the Garden of Eden.  Pages 74 and 119 of the Evolution Book provide the following statement:


Elohim: 

"I will place enmity between thee (Satan) and the seed of the woman, Thou (Satan) mayest have power to bruise his heel, but he (Adam) shall have power to crush thy head."


Let's compare the Endowment verse above with Genesis 3:15 and its mirror image, Moses 4:21, as is shown below.  The Book of Moses is part of the Pearl of Great Price.

 
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed;
it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."


Genesis 3:15 is the most important verse in the Bible because it clearly states that Satan had seed or children.  Note how there is no mention of Satan's seed in the truncated Endowment verse.  Moses 4:21 copies Genesis 3:15 exactly word-for-word.   The Church is trying to run away from the Pearl of Great Price but isn't it interesting how the Endowment verse totally ignores the seed portion of the both the Genesis verse and the Moses verse.  I wonder why?

NOT ONE OF THE BIG 15 APOSTLES IN SALT LAKE CITY IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THIS OMISSION.


Temple participants take oaths never to reveal the ceremonies outside of the temple. 

2 Nephi 26:22 in the Book of Mormon refers to "secret combinations".  Verse 23 is even more interesting where it says,
". . . the Lord God worketh not in darkness."


John 18:20 says as follows,
"Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing."


What more needs to be said?


Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood
On page 103 of the Evolution Book, supra, is found the zenith of the endowment.  It is the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood and is given upon the Five Points of Fellowship.
This is the name of the token given through the Veil:


"Health in the navel, marrow in the bones, strength in the loins and in the sinews, power in the Priesthood be upon me and upon my posterity through all generations of time and throughout all eternity."


Again this page is not intended to be comprehensive but the reader is given enough information to do further research.


God of the Mormon Church --

The God of the Mormon Church is de facto the Church itself.  Everything is done to protect the image of the church as being near perfect if not perfect.  The non-sense about the members being less than perfect but the church and its organisation are perfect is just that, non-sense.  Anytime there is a problem the fault is always with some person and never with the church organization.  I guess the church organisation is so perfect because they are constantly changing it.  You hear time and time again. "The Church is true".  Well true and perfect are synonymous in this case.

Christ's Missionary program  
Matt 10:5 "These twelve (not 13) Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not."  

(v6) "But go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel."

This red letter verse is a message about discrimination and exclusivity and not a message of universalism. Furthermore Deuteronomy 7:6 sets the House of Israel aside as a special group of people above all of the people on the face of the earth.  

Mormon Missionary Program    

The Mormon Missionary Program is in contradiction to the express words of Christ and is as corrupt as that of the Methodists, Roman Catholics, Baptists, Jehovah's Witnesses etc.  in that it seeks to convert all bipeds and does not follow Christ's clear commands.

Christ said  in Matt 15:24, 

"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel."  

Amos 3:2 states: You (children of Israel) only have I known of all the families of the earth .  ."

The bottom line is that the Mormon Church is wrongfully reaching out to those who are not part of the House of Israel and who are not known to him.  The four verses of the bible, Mat 15:24, Matt 10:5-6, Deut 7:6 and Amos 3:2 have to be harmonized and support each other, which they do.

​The absolute last thing that the Missionaries will speak about are the Temple Ordinances.  The Church has a Temple Preparedness Program.  It is a joke due to the secrecy of the Temple Ordinances.  The Temple Preparedness Course is a total waste of time in that nothing of value is conveyed.  

 
Deuteronomy 7:6

"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."
Those four verses can be taken together or using the Latin term in pari materia.  They support each other and represent witnesses for the other three verses.
God was/is not only a racist but the biggest #1 racist in the universe, since the beginning of time.  


DENIAL OF RACE IS DENIAL OF GOD
The Mormon missionary program is as false as that of the Southern Baptists, the Roman Catholic Church, Jehovah's Witnesses etc. who go to everyone and do NOT follow Christ's direct racial instructions.  They claim to be Christ's church but disobey his exact commands.  Christ came ONLY to the lost sheep of the House of Israel and told the apostles to go ONLY to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.  Christ told his apostles not to go to the Gentiles, any city of the Samaritans but rather to the lost Sheep  of the House of Israel (Europeans).  Matt 10:5-6
God (Yahweh) only knows the House of Israel not everyone.  Amos 3:1-2
Christ was sent only to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.  Matt 15:24  Not to all bipeds.

 
The Mormon Word of Wisdom
This theology basically states that you cannot smoke tobacco, drink colas, coffee, tea or alcohol.   The Word of Wisdom promises that those who keep this counsel and walk in obedience to the commandments “shall receive health in their navel and marrow in their bones.” D&C 90:18.   Well you can keep the Word of Wisdom and still eat, rats, mice, snakes, wasps, poison ivy, all manner of mushrooms, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron, Oleander leaves and Dieffenbachia for example.  You can also drink strychnine mixed with arsenic.
Granted that ethyl alcohol being the urine of yeast has toxic effects.  Many members who have strictly kept the Word of Wisdom have had their share of strokes, heart attacks and cancer, possibly because they were still eating pig, bacon, mushrooms, shrimp, lobster and other items banned under the dietary laws of Deuteronomy and Leviticus.  The dietary laws in the bible tell us not to even touch the carcass of a pig, i.e. Lev. 5:2, Deut. 14:8 let alone eat it.

Mitt and Ann Romney --
One of most famous Mormons, Ann Romney, presumably having received the Second Anointing, see infra, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (an auto-immune disease) in 1998.  In 2008, she was also diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive type of breast cancer.  She underwent a lumpectomy in December of the same year and has since been cancer-free.  In spite of her and Mitt Romney's alleged $250 million (2016) wealth they still have no idea and don't practice the dietary laws in the Bible.

Mitt Romney is the poster boy for greed and self-interest.  He is an MBA and a lawyer.  He has never done a lick of productive work in his entire life yet he has used and played the system to become filthy rich, taking over corporations, firing workers, leveraging the companies but always taking a cut and making himself richer in the process.  If the resulting company went bankrupt or laid off thousands,  that was tough.  

While he lived for a long time in Massachusetts and was its Governor and Senate Candidate, he now lives in New Hampshire.  Why?  Because the laws in New Hampshire are much more favorable for wealthy people and living trusts.

Romney became the president of Bain Capital.  From Wikipedia we find the following:

"Bain Capital's leveraged buyouts sometimes led to layoffs, either soon after acquisition or later after the firm had concluded its role.  Exactly how many jobs Bain Capital added compared to those lost because of these investments and buyouts is unknown, owing to a lack of records and Bain Capital's penchant for privacy on behalf of itself and its investors.  Maximizing the value of acquired companies and the return to Bain's investors, not job creation, was the firm's fundamental goal. Bain Capital's acquisition of Ampad exemplified a deal where it profited handsomely from early payments and management fees, even though the subject company itself ended up going into bankruptcy.  Dade Behring was another case where Bain Capital received an eight fold return on its investment, but the company itself was saddled with debt and laid off over a thousand employees before Bain Capital exited (the company subsequently went into bankruptcy, with more layoffs, before recovering and prospering).  Referring to the layoffs that happened, Romney said in 2007: "Sometimes the medicine is a little bitter but it is necessary to save the life of the patient. My job was to try and make the enterprise successful, and in my view the best security a family can have is that the business they work for is strong."

Romney talks about "bitter medicine" but never for him, always others. He talks about working for a strong company, but only for those who still work there.  Not for those who have been fired or laid off. His motto is "Do as I say not as I do."  If Romney represents Christianity, then I want no part of it.

In 2017 Romney interposed himself in the Alabama Senate campaign of Roy Moore.  Romney suggested the Moore drop out due to allegation sexual abuse of teenagers.  Romney should talk.  LET’S TALK ABOUT SEXUAL DEVIANTS.  MILT PAY-LAY-ALE ROMNEY AS BISHOP AND STAKE PRESIDENT HAD TO INTERVIEW OVER 1000 PEOPLE INCLUDING 12 YEAR OLD BOYS AND ASKED THEM ABOUT MASTURBATION AND MARRIED COUPLES ABOUT THEIR SEXUAL PRACTICES.  THAT IS REAL PERVERSION.  ROMNEY IS AS WELL AS THE MORMON CHURCH ARE SICK.


The Unforgivable Sin  -- Criticism
Allegedly the unforgivable sin is "Sin Against the Holy Ghost", whatever that is or means.  The truth is that any criticism of any Bishop, Stake President or General Authority will never be forgiven nor forgotten.  It will almost guarantee ostracism from the organization.  In the Endowment Ordinance under "The Lone and Dreary World" portion of the endowment, there is a prohibition of criticising the "Lord's Anointed".  See page 83 ibid.   The exact words are "evil speaking of the Lord's anointed . . ."
Dalin Oaks, anointed Apostle and former President of Brigham Young University said, "You cannot criticize the Lord's anointed, even if the criticism is true."  You can see how much regard Oaks has for the truth. People's wrongs over truth is the fact of the matter.  I wonder if "anointed" means the first, second or all anointings?
Outlawing of criticism is a major flaw in any human organisation.  If you outlaw criticism, of either people or programs, typically the problems will only become worse until it is so obvious that a change needs to be instituted. Changes will take place only after major damage has occurred and the situation is obvious to all.    I am sure that there were people in Napoleon's and Hitler's armies who pointed out the dangers of invading Russia and facing a winter war. They were not listened to and major defeats were the consequence.  There had to have been many in the United States military who objected to engaging in a land wars in Korea, Viet Nam and Afghanistan. The United States is littered with the bones of former corporations:  Pennsylvania Railroad, Nabisco, RCA, MCI, Paine Weber, EF Hutton, Eastern Airlines, TWA, Braniff, Enron, Woolworth's, PanAm, General Foods, Pullman Co. etc. all of whom I am sure all suffered from the same ailment.


Memories of a former Mormon

In 1967 Spencer Kimball said that all good Mormons had to comply with IRS rules and regulations and if they would not they would be expelled from the church.  Compelled belief in the IRS religion, is an integral part of the Mormon Religion.  Here was hypocrisy at its finest. The leaders of the church not only tell members what to believe, threaten them with excommunication for failure to believe and failure to file confessions (witnesses as that term is used in the 5th Amendment,
Garner vs. U.S., 424 US 628 (1976).  Tell me that the Constitution will hang by a thread.

The General Authorities fly around the world tax free, eat tax free during their many trips and I am sure receive many other benefits including tuition free educations for their children at BYU, clothing allowance and health care tax free.  I understand that they are not obligated to pay tithing.

Home Teaching

One of the alleged purposes of Home Teaching is that if the church wants to bring a message to any family that Home Teachers are the ones to do it.  Non-sense.  When Spencer Kimball in June 1978  announced to the world that beast-animal-of-the-field (Jonah 3:8) niggers could hold the priesthood the event was prominently featured on the front pages of US newspapers. 

The prime purpose of home teaching is to keep the bishop informed, spying if you like, on all members in his ward.  Shortly after the announcement of the priesthood decision regarding niggers, I mentioned "niggers" to another member of the ward.  Within one hour my Elders Quorum President was at my house.  I was polite to him but I should have thrown him out on his ear.  I still had Freedom of Speech and Expression whether he or anyone else liked it or not.  My family and I were on our way to leaving the church.


I Change Not, Malachi 3:6

This is another example of the church changing its policy in violation of the Yahweh's Laws.  God almighty has no reason nor need to change.   
The endowment ordinance was changed 5 times in the 20th century and further changes are anticipated to shorten the present ordinance so that more people can go through the same temple in the same time.  Apparently the pre-1990 endowment service had surplusage and prior sections such as the "penalties"  have been removed.    The church in its infinite wisdom has now corrected these mistakes.     

E.g. PAY-LAY-ALE  has been replaced with "Oh God, hear the words of my mouth."  

Bruce R. McConkie --  
Apostle Bruce R. McConkie had famously written (Mormon Doctrine - 1958).  David O. McKay and two other apostles (including Marion Romney, Mitt’s dad’s cousin) spent over a year studying the first edition of the book.  Considering the large number of alleged mistakes in the first edition, there obviously was a serious difference of opinion between McConkie and the First Presidency as to what the doctrine was/is.  Apostle Mark E. Petersen "gave McKay an oral report in which he recommended 1,067 corrections" to the first edition of the book.    An unknown number of changes were incorporated in the second edition (1966).   Dennis B. Horne stated, "The most obvious difference between the two editions is a more moderate tone."  
The first 11 presidents of the church including church founder, Joseph Smith said that God dictated that Genesis 1 sixth-day beast-animal-of-the-field Negroes could not hold the priesthood.  Along comes #12 Spencer Kimball proclaiming that he had received a revelation in 1978 and that the first 11 presidents including Joseph Smith were wrong and that God had changed his mind.   
In 1978, McConkie made a public mea culpa and asked that all comments that he had made in the first two editions regarding blacks and the priesthood be ignored.  

McConkie said, "We get our truth and our light line upon line and precept upon precept. We have now had added a new flood of intelligence and light on this particular subject, and it erases all the darkness and all the views and all the thoughts of the past. They don’t matter any more."

"It doesn’t make a particle of difference what anybody ever said about the Negro matter before the first day of June of this year, 1978.  It is a new day and a new arrangement, and the Lord has now given the revelation that sheds light out into the world on this subject.  As to any slivers of light or any particles of darkness of the past, we forget about them.  We now do what meridian Israel did when the Lord said the gospel should go to the Gentiles.  We forget all the statements that limited the gospel to the House of Israel, and we start going to the Gentiles."

(Mormon Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, "All Are Alike Unto God," address at Church Education System Symposium, 18 August 1978, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in "BYU Speeches of the Year," text available on official website on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/bruce-r-mcconkie_alike-unto-god-2/)

McConkie simply had no idea what he was talking about!  The Bible in Matt 10:5-6 says -- (5) These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:  (6) But go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.

If McConkie had not gone along and played along with Kimball, McConkie would have been excommunicated and thrown out on the street just as was George P. Lee.  McConkie was not dumb but he sold his soul that day and for the rest of his life by having to make excuses for the new change. McConkie died of colon cancer at age 68 in 1985.  

George P. Lee --
George P. Lee, an American Indian General Authority, was the protégée of Spencer Kimball.  Lee was known to have disagreed with Kimball's successor, Ezra Taft Benson, over the role of American Indians in the church.  On September 1, 1989, the Church announced that Lee had been excommunicated for "apostasy and other conduct unbecoming a member of the Church." 

On September 2, 1989, the Salt Lake Tribune made this startling announcement:

"The only American Indian general authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was excommunicated Friday after claiming church leaders are perpetrating a 'silent, subtle scriptural and spiritual slaughter' of his race.    George P. Lee, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy since 1975, was stripped of his membership by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 'apostasy' and 'other conduct unbecoming a member of the church.'  He is the first Mormon general authority excommunicated in 46 years. . . ."


Lee had not figured out that Kimball was no longer, since 1985, the President of the Church and that the wind direction had changed, this time in his face and against Lee.  While many agreed with Benson on his approach towards American Indians, Benson's approach in dealing with Lee was brutal and overbearing.  Benson's actions have to be viewed in the situation of the time.  Kimball, Lee's mentor, was dead.  It was believed by the church authorities that the church was growing and nothing was going to stop it.  So the excommunication of a General Authority was just a minor matter regardless of how it was done.  Agricultural expert Benson had not figured out that the negro seeds of the decline and fall of the church had been planted by Kimball.  Regardless of who was right, Benson or Lee, this is what happens to those who do not get along, go along and play along!  

Paul H. Dunn

Paul Dunn was a General Authority and member of the First Council of the Seventy.  A talented and entertaining speaker. Some of his public statements were questioned for their veracity.  He is rumored to have made the following statement. "I don't know why I am here, I  am not married to anybody."  Absolute cynicism with more than a kernel of truth in it.  It does not get any better than that.  He was referring to the nepotism in the church and possibly more specifically to Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, married to the daughter of the former president of the Church, McConkie's father-in-law, Joseph Fielding Smith.

Decline and fall of the Mormon Church​ --

Spencer Kimball had absolutely no idea that admitting in 1978, 6th day creation, beast-animal-of-the-field (Gen 1:30, Jonah 3:8)  niggers to the priesthood would be the route of destruction of the Mormon Church. 

No white civilization or country in history has ever survived the introduction of non-Caucasians. 

Since 1978 the Church has made numerous changes to the Book of Mormon (e.g. 2 Nephi 30:6  "white" being changed to "pure") in order to accommodate the inclusion of black nigras, the historic polite Southern term for Negroes.  I am sure that Joseph Smith was well acquainted with the English words of "white" and "pure".  After all black strap molasses as well as brewed coffee could be pure and simultaneously be black.
Considering the number of times (53) that the KJV bible uses the term 'fair", the changes to the Book of Mormon must be considered to be politically and not doctrinaly correct.  These changes to the Book of Mormon have made it and the Bible doctrinaly incompatible and not as companion books as the church claims (See the two sticks of Ezek 37:16).  See infra page #47, "Black is the Color of Evil" for greater insight into this matter.

During Kimball's Presidency, Mark W. Hoffman, a master forger, convinced Kimball, Prophet, Seer and Revelator, and other church leaders that certain alleged historic church related documents were authentic and the Church actually purchased some of the documents.  The most famous is the "Salamander letter" which referred to a white salamander.   Simply said, Kimball et al. although claiming to be prophets, seers and revelators obviously had no powers of discernment to detect fraud.  Sandra and Jerald Tanner of the Utah Lighthouse Ministry, correctly stated approximately in 1984, that several of Hoffman's documents were forgeries.  It was this Hoffman episode that showed to millions that the Emperor had no clothes.  Hoffman is currently serving a life sentence in the Utah State Penitentiary.  

Decline Today (2016) --
One of the unexamined aspects of the Church’s decline is that the church is  pouring resources into unproductive areas.  Review the Parable of the Sower, Matt 13:5 and Luke 8:5, about sowing seed on rocky soil.   Africa will always be a dark continent.  Before the white man, no two story house was ever built there, let alone a wheel, a recorded written language or any kind of mathematical symbol in Sub-Saharan Africa in its entire history.   Other areas of the 3rd world will be similarly unproductive.  It is my understanding that the church gives stipends, or whatever you want to call it, to Africans to go on missions.  The Gospel for two millennia was promulgated only by Europeans and no others.  From a purely business viewpoint, Kimball's decision will ultimately be recognized as not just a venture with a negative return but the fulcrum of the church's path to oblivion.  


Domestically it is my understanding that the missionaries are being directed to the poor and humble people (read: the denizens of housing projects and trailer parks, more typically colored and mixed race than otherwise).  This is akin to mining for Gold in a septic system.  If those denizens do join, they quickly wear out their welcome, usually by constantly needing rides to church activities. The differences in lifestyles and personal wealth between the historic (typically Caucasian) and the new members (typically non-Caucasian), emphasize inequality with the natural consequences being jealousy and resentment.  Separation, meaning leaving the church, often follows.  The historic members, most of whom are conservative suburbanites, are leery of travelling into dangerous areas of town.  Members are especially leery of sending their wives and children there to pick up these new urban converts who don't have transportation.  Not all members are equal.

            As Orwell said in Animal Farm --

           "All animals are created equal, some more equal than others." 

In this case I would modify Orwell's saying to:  

              All animals are created equal, some less equal than others.

Stone cut without hands
D&C 65:2 states, " . . .  thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth."


It will soon become painfully obvious to the average Church member that the Church is not the stone cut without hands that will cover the world.  I expect that the decline in church membership will accelerate considering that there are so many people, websites etc. that are illuminating the church's past history and theological inconsistencies.  The church is only growing in areas without substantial Internet access.  The church is irreversibly dying in Europe and North America.  75,000 missionaries will not be able to stop the fall.

Not Secret but Sacred
In 2016, just 38 years after 1978, the entire Endowment Ceremony has been filmed, word-for-word spoken and written on the Internet, the "not secret but sacred" lie has been repudiated by the worldwide Internet.    

Contradictions of the Mormon Church
The LDS church was essentially made from whole cloth when Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdry had alleged visitations from God and Jesus Christ.  Yet the church has accepted many aspects of Roman Catholicism.  Something is wrong.  They denounce the Roman Catholic Church as evil yet they observe the Roman Catholic Holidays of Christmas and Easter as well as the Roman Catholic Gregorian calendar.

The church observes the 325 A.D. Council of Nicaea,  66 book Roman Catholic Canon of the bible without the slightest change. It includes the Pauline Gospel without question.

It recognizes Roman Catholic Saint Paul and the entire King James Bible which is essentially a Roman Catholic bible because it is based upon the 66 book formula of 325 A.D..  

It has not figured out that the House of Israel had ten tribes and the House of Judah had two (Judah and Benjamin) tribes and that Christ came ONLY to the House of Israel and not the House of Judah.  

Mormons follow the Word of Wisdom yet reject the Dietary Laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy.  See also infra.

The Mormon Missionary  Program is contrary to the Bible
Christ told his apostles not to go to the Gentiles, nor to any city of the Samaritans but rather to the lost Sheep  of the House of Israel (Europeans).  Matt 10:5-6
God (Yahweh) only knows the House of Israel not everyone.  Amos 3:1-2
Christ was sent only to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.  Matt 15:24  Not to all bipeds.


Introduction to the Book of Mormon

The introduction page in current LDS produced books was not part of the original text translated by Joseph Smith Jr.  The Introduction was first written and published in 1981. 

The Book of Mormon is considered scripture by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Many lifelong members grew up believing that American Indians were direct descendants of ancient people in the book called Lamanites, whom the book says built a civilization in the Americas between about 600 B.C. and 400 A.D.

Past LDS Church leaders, particularly former church President Spencer W. Kimball, have made statements, which have been supported by the Introduction page in the Book of Mormon.  Past editions of that page say all of the people chronicled in the book "were destroyed, except the Lamanites, and they are the principal ancestors of the American Indians." Later versions of The Introduction based upon revelations of DNA science read much the same, but said that the Lamanites "are among the ancestors of the American Indians."  

The Book of Mormon tells the story of a group of Israelites who migrated to the Americas in about 600 BC, and eventually formed two nations, the light-skinned Nephites and the dark-skinned Lamanites. According to the story, the Lamanites destroyed the Nephites some 1,000 years later, and the Lamanites' descendants are the Native Americans as they are known today.

Recent DNA studies have shown this story to be impossible. Nevertheless, the LDS Church has remained virtually silent about the DNA revelations. That is, until now.

This seemingly minor adjustment in the Book of Mormon introduction has some enormous implications. The change would seem to acknowledge that the science challenging the Book of Mormon -- and in fact, Mormonism itself -- is valid.

But this does not take care of the problem.  It covers up one problem and creates another. If you read the actual Book of Mormon story itself, it still teaches that Native Americans are descended from Israelites. In fact, no other people group is mentioned in connection with the Lamanites. No other founding populations are mentioned. So in essence, the proposed change creates another contradiction within the Book of Mormon itself.  

The fact of the matter is that American Indians are mongrel hybrids of Mongolians and Caucasians. Hybridity is the major reason why the Indians have higher rates of morbidity and mortality than pure races and it is the ultimate reason why small pox and other diseases were so destructive to them.  English colonists to North America, New Zealand (Maori) and Cortez (Mexicans) used the same tactic to eradicate indians in large numbers.  ALL HYBRIDS, PLANT AND ANIMAL ARE GENETICALLY INFERIOR.  Not just mules and hybrid flowers.

If the Book of Mormon story is true, then Israelite DNA would have to form, at the very least, a significant portion of the genetic makeup of American Indianss.  Present versions of the Introduction (2016) have no mention of the Lamanites, Nephites, ancestors etc.   Prior comments about the Lamanites etc. have caused the church so much trouble, they just decided to remove it.   

A one-word change in the introduction in 2006 was as follows:

A line on the introduction page that read:  "...all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are 
the principal ancestors of the American Indians" was changed to read:

"...all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians."

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The current 2016 Introduction follows --

The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel.

The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.

The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after His resurrection. It puts forth the doctrines of the gospel, outlines the plan of salvation, and tells men what they must do to gain peace in this life and eternal salvation in the life to come.

 After Mormon completed his writings, he delivered the account to his son Moroni, who added a few words of his own and hid up the plates in the Hill Cumorah. On September 21, 1823, the same Moroni, then a glorified, resurrected being, appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and instructed him relative to the ancient record and its destined translation into the English language.

 In due course the plates were delivered to Joseph Smith, who translated them by the gift and power of God. The record is now published in many languages as a new and additional witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that all who will come unto Him and obey the laws and ordinances of His gospel may be saved.

 Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”

 In addition to Joseph Smith, the Lord provided for eleven others to see the gold plates for themselves and to be special witnesses of the truth and divinity of the Book of Mormon. Their written testimonies are included herewith as “The Testimony of Three Witnesses” and “The Testimony of Eight Witnesses.”

 We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.)

 Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is His revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah.


Kennewick Man

Discoveries of the Kennewick man in Kennewick, Washington (1996) and the Spirit Cave Mummy in Nevada (1940) may force more changes in the understanding of the Book of Mormon and its underlying story. The Spirit Cave Mummy is the oldest human mummy found in North America.   Spirit Cave is 13 miles east of Fallon, Nevada.

 

Universalism

One verse in the Book of Mormon that is absolute trash is 2 Nephi 26:33

 33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.

which states in the spirit of universalism that there is no difference between, black or white, bond or free, male or female that the heathen and "all" are "alike" unto God, both Jew and Gentile.  It appears also that Nephi would find no difference between a person with AIDS and one who is not so afflicted and that we all have the same DNA.  This verse directly contradicts 2 Nephi 5:21 which refers to "white", "blackness", "fair and delightsome".

21 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.

​The Book of Mormon as well as the Bible should be consistent and non-contradictory among its passages.  It appears that Joseph Smith adopted Paul's ideas.  Considering the existence of slavery in Joseph Smith's time and the continued existence of denying the Priesthood to women even to this day and that Christ said that the jews are the children of Satan, John 8:44 coupled with Rev 2:9 and Rev 3:9 stating that the jews are of the synagogue of Satan, --  how can the Church justify its dishonesty and hypocrisy of preaching equality in this matter?

Constitution to "hang by a thread"
Allegedly it was was Joseph Smith who has been quoted as having said that the time would come when the US Constitution would hang as by a thread.  Well that alleged time has certainly arrived.  The fact of the matter is that one must adhere to IRS belief and worship to be a good Latter Day Saint.  If one does not follow IRS rules in filing "returns" and paying "income tax" one can be disciplined.  Let's talk about hypocrisy.  The First Amendment allegedly guarantees Freedom of Belief.  The 4th refers to privacy.  The 5th refers to being a compelled witness, the 16th refers to "derived from the source".  The US Supreme Court in 1976 stated that a Tax Return was a witness as that term is defined in the 5th Amendment. See Garner vs. US., 424 U.S. 648 (1976).  The policy of the Mormon church is to eviscerate these so called Constitutional protections through church court discipline.  In fact in most tax prosecutions, a Motion in Limine (at the onset) is presented by the US Government and almost always approved by the Court asking that the defendant be prohibited from mentioning the Constitution or any derived cases in the court hearing.  Tell me we have a Constitution and that the Mormon church is not part of its destruction.

​Inter-racial Marriage
Yahweh as described in the Bible is stridently against inter-racial marriage.  Gen 24:3-4; Num 36:6; Deut 7:3; Ezra 10:3; Neh 13:3; Psalms 106:29-3; Story of Phineas Numbers 25.  Note that Phineas was given an eternal Priesthood for ending the plague of inter-racial marriage by leading the murder of 24,000 mixed race couples.  Marrying people of differing races produces hybrid mongrels and results in products which represent the destruction of both races.  You cannot breed back based upon DNA hard core science.

Roman Catholicism in Mormonism

They call it the Church of Jesus Christ but they follow much of Roman Catholicism.  Neither Christ nor any of his apostles or disciples ever celebrated Christmas nor Easter nor followed the Roman Catholic Gregorian Calendar.  Joseph Smith adopted the Roman Catholic 66 chapter bible from the 325 A.D Council of Nicaea including the evil pauline gospel in its entirety!  The Israelite Solar calendar is not the Gregorian Calendar.  It is that simple.  Allegedly Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery visited with God the Father and Christ personally.  The church was supposed to be made from whole cloth and not an imitation from existing Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.  

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SECOND ANOINTING

COPIED FROM THE INTERNET --
Tom Phillips
See http://mormonthink.com/tomphillips.htm

The following is dedicated to the accomplishments of Tom Phillips and his dealings with the Mormon Church.  Who is Tom Phillips?

Tom Phillips was a stake president in England.  He received the second anointing ordinance.

Biography

Tom Phillips is a retired management consultant. He joined the Church as a convert in 1969 and served in many leadership positions including Bishop, Stake President and Area Executive Secretary. He also served as the Area Controller for the British Isles and Africa as well as the Financial Director for the Church’s U.K. corporate entities.

With 33 years of experience in Church leadership and teaching, he is well versed in church doctrine and policy. He has also been personally acquainted with many Apostles and Seventies of the Church.

In late 2012, Tom took over as the managing editor of MormonThink and continued until March 2014. The last two managing editors resigned from the church after the LDS leadership called them to church courts for writing about church history and doctrine, as well as being involved with the MormonThink website.

Tom's extensive leadership experience within the LDS Church is impressive, making him very qualified to speak to the issues.

Tom writes: "I hope to be able to continue the good work that MormonThink has done thus far in spreading forth knowledge about Mormonism's unique history that few members know about.  I want every faithful member, as well as critic, to know that their viewpoints are always welcome at MormonThink, even if they are not in harmony with what is generally taught in the LDS chapels. I hope others can benefit from my story and experiences within the LDS environment".
My Second Anointing Experience
There already exist sources of details of the second anointing and I probably will not add to that body of knowledge. However, I am posting this account to confirm the ordinance does actually take place currently, as I have received the ordinance, and how it is currently performed.
I state the names of the Apostle and Seventy involved as well as the date and actual temple so that the credibility cannot be questioned. I have not mentioned my own name as I wish the emphasis to be on the topic of the ordinance itself. It is not to protect my anonymity from the church, as the First Presidency will be able to identify me from this account within minutes, if not immediately.

Invitation
Preparation
The day itself - what happened
Feelings afterwards
Asked to nominate others
Aftermath

Invitation
In April 2002 Elder Harold G. Hillam of the First Quorum of Seventy, as President of the Europe West Area, called me into his office. He said he was extending to me and my wife (she was not present), on behalf of President Hinckley, an invitation to receive a 'special blessing' in the Preston England Temple. He asked whether I had heard of the 'second endowment' to which I replied no. I later told him that I had heard of it, but was so stunned by his invitation my mind went blank regarding the matter.


Hillam told me very few people receive this blessing and it must be kept secret. He said if the general membership knew about it there would be problems. More would want to receive the ordinance than the apostles have time to accommodate and members would wonder why 'so and so' had received it but they had not. I must not even tell my children. He said I should just tell them that their mother and I were going away for the day or weekend. He recommended I read all that Elder Bruce R. McConkie had written on the subject of 'making your calling and election sure'.


Elder Hillam promised me it would be a 'life changing' experience. He said the ordinance was performed in Joseph Smith's time but had been discontinued during President David O. McKay's time. This resulted in only 2 of the then apostles, Harold B. Lee and Spencer W. Kimball, having had this ordinance on the death of President Joseph Fielding Smith. It was therefore re-introduced and is still practiced today. (I have seen no source that quotes this suspension of the ordinance, only Elder Hillam's word).
We were to be at the Preston England Temple on Sunday 19th May 2002 where Elder M. Russell Ballard, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, would perform the ordinance. We should have our temple recommends and our temple robes etc. with us.

Preparation
I went home and told my wife. She accepted it quite calmly. I reflected on my own life and personal worthiness. I read all that Elder McConkie had written on the subject and looked forward to the day with excitement. Basically, Elder McConkie wrote that , during the first endowment you are given certain blessings to become a king and a priest (queen and priestess) to the most high God, and these blessings are conditional on you remaining worthy of them. With the second endowment, the conditions are removed as you have already proven your faithfulness and entitlement to the blessings. Therefore, you are sealed up to the highest degree of the celestial kingdom unconditionally. Any sins committed afterward may render you liable to the 'buffetings in the flesh' but they will not prevent you from attaining your exaltation. The only sin that is unpardonable is denying the Holy Ghost (or in some passages the shedding of innocent blood).
I had never expected this to happen to me.  I assumed I would be judged in the next life, not have that judgment made in this life.  It meant I and my wife would be guaranteed a celestial glory unless we committed the 'unpardonable sin' which seemed to be unthinkable at the time.  We had made it, the Lord, through his prophet, had informed us we were worthy of this high exaltation.  I never thought it would be done in this way. I had assumed that, if anyone did deserve to have their calling and election made sure, the Lord would appear to them Himself. Like most members of the church I assumed all the apostles had made sure their calling and election and many of the other General Authorities of the church.
I felt a power helping me be a better person and more dedicated to the church.

I telephoned the temple to book accommodation for my wife and myself on Saturday 18th May so that we could make the most of the experience. I did not like lying to my family and friends as to our whereabouts that weekend. I did not feel comfortable as it was dishonest but I was instructed not to disclose what was happening. To tell people you will be at the temple on a Sunday, when supposedly all temples are closed, would raise further questions. I therefore told my children we were going to the temple for the weekend and would be attending a special meeting with Elder Ballard and the Area President on Sunday. This was not too unusual for my children to accept as I regularly attended Area Presidency meetings and had been assisting these same brethren the day before at a training session for stake presidents. Also, it was as truthful as I considered I could be while still keeping the second anointing secret.
On Saturday 18th May 2002, after Priesthood Leadership Training by Elder Ballard in Birmingham England, my wife and I drove to the Preston England Temple. We were surprised and delighted to discover that we had been given a 'bridal suite' as our accommodation. It added to the special occasion. While walking in the temple grounds in the early evening we unexpectedly met a member of our ward who had attended a family wedding that day. She asked us what we were doing at the temple on a Saturday evening. I quickly mentioned something about Area Presidency meetings (she knew of my calling at the time, that I worked closely with the Area Presidency) and changed the subject. Again, I did not feel comfortable 'lying for the Lord'.
Anyway, my wife and I had a very pleasant evening preparing ourselves spiritually for our 'life changing' experience.

At the Preston England Temple
Upon entering the temple we changed into our temple robes, met the other couples who were to receive the ordinance that day, and were led to an upper room that had been set apart for this purpose. I knew 3 of the other 4 couples. 2 of the husbands were former stake presidents and 1 was a mission president who had just completed his mission.
We were all seated in the room with Elder Ballard officiating, Elder Harold G. Hillam assisting, with Sister Carol Hillam, Elder Wayne S. Peterson and Sister Peterson as observers. A counselor in the temple presidency was also present. The temple president was absent because his wife was seriously ill in hospital.


Elder Ballard explained what would be happening. We were to have our feet washed and be anointed by him. He was acting under the direction of the Prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley. We would then be allocated a sealing room for each couple to be alone and perform the second part of the ordinance. We would then all meet again with Elder Ballard in the celestial room.
The following is my best recollection of what happened in performing this ordinance. It has been nearly 6 years since it happened so I may well have omitted some things. I have briefly reviewed published accounts of the second anointing to jog my memory.


I. THE ORDINANCE OF THE WASHING OF THE FEET
I was beckoned to sit on a particular chair. Elder Ballard knelt and washed my feet, then dried them. This ordinance cleansed me from the blood and sins of this generation.


II. THE ORDINANCE OF SECOND ANOINTINGS -- Part One
Anointed & Ordained a King/Priest, Queen/Priestess

I was anointed with oil, on the top of my head, and then hands were laid upon my head, and I was ordained a king and a priest unto the Most High God, to rule and reign in the House of Israel forever. My head, brow, eyes, ears nose, lips etc. were anointed with oil and specific blessings were given related to knowing, understanding and speaking the truth. This ordinance gave me the fullness of the priesthood and a blessing was given which included the following :-

Sealing power to bind & loose, curse & bless.
Blessings of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
The Holy Spirit of Promise bestowed.
Blessed to live as long as life is desirable.
Blessed to attain unto the Godhood.
Power to be a member of a Godhead bestowed.
Sealed up to eternal life
Power to have the heavens opened.


We were charged not to reveal to other individuals that we had received this ordinance. My wife was also anointed and ordained a queen and priestess.


THE ORDINANCE OF SECOND ANOINTINGS -- Part Two
'The Washing of The Feet', Wife to Husband

The second part of the second anointing was explained to us. We (my wife and I) were to go to another sealing room where we would be alone as a couple. There would be a bowl of water and a towel. My wife was to wash my feet (as Mary did to Jesus) and dry them. She would then place her hands upon my head and pronounce a blessing upon me as the spirit dictated.
This was a very moving and personal experience for us as a couple and we both ended in tears of great joy.
Following this we met in the celestial room with Elder Ballard and the others. Elder Ballard summarized what had happened and asked if there were any questions as they could only be answered at this time, in this place as we were charged to tell nobody that we had received this ordinance.


I have stated earlier some of the things mentioned in the blessing given to me.  I cannot recall everything and I did not record it at the time. As illustration, however, the following is apparently the blessing given to Heber C. Kimball by President Brigham Young and it is similar to the one I received :-
'Brigham Young proceeded to anoint Br. Heber C. Kimble and Vilate his wife --- and pronounced the following blessing namely Bro Heber C. Kimble in the name of Jesus Christ we pour upon thy head this Holy oil & we anoint thee a King and Priest unto the most High God & in & over the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints and also Israel in this the Holy Temple of the Lord, at Nauvoo the City of Joseph State of Ills. & I seal upon you power to bind on Earth & it Shall be bound in Heaven & whomso-ever thou Shalt loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven, & whomsoever thou shalt curse Shalt be cursed, & whomsoever thou shalt bless, shall be blessed & I anoint thy head that it may be sound & thy brains shall be quick to think & to regulate thy whole body. & thine ears to hear the cries of the Poor & needy of thy Brethren, who shall come to thee for council & thine eyes that thou mayest see and understand the things of God--& that thou mayest behold Angels & thy mouth that [p. 4] thou mayest speak forth the great things of God & Seal upon you all the blessings of thy Progenitors Even Abraham Isaac & Jacob & even as Far back as the Priesthood: & I say that thou shalt live to a good old age Even to three score & ten & longer if thou desire it -- & thou shalt have Power to redeem thy progenitors & thou shalt have power over thy Posterity & shall Save all of them & bring them into thy Kingdom we also seal upon thee all the power & blessing of the Holy Reserection Even to the Eternal God head & no blessing that thy heart can conceive will be withheld from you & in the name of the Father & of the Son & of the Holy Spirit Amen--

He then anointed Sister Vilate Kimble a queen and Priestess unto her Husband [H. C. Kimball] in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints & in Iseral. & pronounced all the blessings upon her head in common with her husband.'

/s/ John D. Lee


2. Taken from the Nauvoo Temple 'Book of Anointings'; Historian's Office Library; January 8 - February 7, 1846; Book end title: 'W. Richards' in gold leaf; C.H.D., CR/342/3/box 4.

Feelings Afterwards
There is no doubt this had been a 'life changing experience' as promised by Elder Hillam.  I felt the 'spirit' even stronger.

Nominating Others for the Ordinance
A little time after this 'life changing experience' Elder Hillam asked me to nominate 2 couples I knew to receive this ordinance. I took this charge very seriously and asked Elder Hillam what qualities I should consider. He answered 'find another you, mature people who have been tried and tested yet remained absolutely committed and dedicated to the church'. This was a flattering response. I knew the final decision would not be mine but, nevertheless, I considered it a very grave responsibility to make such nominations. I therefore went about it in the same manner I had done all my church life. I prayed for guidance to know Heavenly Father's will in this respect, made a list of all the people I knew who could be considered, worked it out in my own mind and fasted and prayed.


Previously I had assumed, if anyone made sure their calling and election, it was received at a personal visit from Jesus Christ. He knows us and is the perfect judge. Now I was in a position of nominating others for something so sacred, more onerous than nominating bishops, patriarchs, stake presidency counsellors etc. I still assumed all nominations from all sources would be whittled down by an Area President and Apostle and the final decisions would be made by President Hinckley as he personally consulted with the Lord. (Years later I saw that these, like everything else in the church, were purely the decisions of mortal men. What arrogance for a church leader to assume he has the right to decide who will go to the 'highest heaven'.)

Aftermath
Seventeen months later, in October 2003, I was studying in preparation for serving a full-time mission with my wife. Since June 2001 I had been told by General Authorities of the Church that, when I was ready to submit my mission papers, they would recommend me as a mission president.
I decided there was one question regarding the Book of Mormon I had answered many times before but I doubted anyone with a good scientific background would accept such an answer. As I considered God would not prevent someone joining his one true church simply because they had a better scientific education and understanding ('the glory of God is intelligence'),  I studied to find an acceptable answer which I assumed would be to demonstrate the flaws in the scientific hypothesis.  I wanted this answer for myself to teach others and for my missionaries if I were called as a mission president. NOT FOR ONE MINUTE, at that time, did I think the church was false.  I KNEW, beyond any shadow of doubt, it was true. I just needed to know what was wrong with the currently held scientific views. After studying the specific scientific methodology, to my amazement, it stood up. These were not simply hypotheses and theories of scientists but demonstrable FACTS.  I believed God to be the 'Master Scientist' how else can He be the creator of all things. Therefore, true science cannot be in conflict with His revealed word.
This led me to consider in more depth other truth claims of the church and discuss them with 2 general authorities and consult 2 Brigham Young University professors. CONCLUSION � THE CHURCH WAS NOT TRUE, I HAD ALLOWED MYSELF TO BE DECEIVED.
If anyone is interested, I will give an account of that journey of discovery and the ramifications for my family and myself another time."


THE MORMON TEMPLE ENDOWMENT CEREMONY (1984 VERSION)

FIRST LECTURER:

Brethren and sisters, we welcome you to the temple, and hope you will find joy in serving in the house of the Lord this day. Those of you who are here to receive your own Endowments should have been washed, anointed, and clothed in the Garment of the Holy Priesthood. The ordinances of washing, anointing, and clothing in the Garment of the Holy Priesthood, together with the ordaining in behalf of the deceased brethren were preformed previously for those deceased persons whom you are representing. Each of you should have received a New Name in connection with this company. If any of you have forgotten the New Name, or have not received these ordinances as explained, please stand. (pause) Please be alert, attentive and refrain from whispering during the presentation of the Endowment. As you are asked to proceed to the Veil, please do so in an orderly manner, row by row, as directed. After passing through the Veil into the Celestial Room, and in other areas in the Temple, if you need to communicate, please whisper, thus helping us maintain the quiet reverence that should prevail in the House of the Lord. We will now proceed with the presentation of the Endowment. SECOND LECTURER: Brethren, you have been washed and pronounced clean, or that through your faithfulness, you may become clean from the blood and sins of this generation. You have been anointed to become hereafter Kings and Priests unto the Most High God, to rule and reign in the House of Israel forever. Sisters, you have been washed and anointed to become Queens and Priestesses to your husbands. Brethren and Sisters, if you are true and faithful, the day will come when you will be chosen, called up, and anointed Kings and Queens, Priests and Priestesses, whereas you are now anointed only to become such. The realization of these blessings depends upon your faithfulness. You have had a Garment placed upon you, which you were informed represents the garment given to Adam when he was found naked in the garden of Eden, and which is called the "Garment of the Holy Priesthood." This you were instructed to wear throughout your life. You were informed that it will be a shield and a protection to you if you are true and faithful to your covenants. You have had a New Name given unto you, which you were told never to divulge, nor forget. This New Name is a keyword which you will be required to give at a certain place in the temple today. The Endowment is to prepare you for exaltation in the Celestial Kingdom. If you proceed and receive your full endowment, you will be required to take upon yourselves sacred obligations, the violation of which will bring upon you the judgment of God; for God will not be mocked. If any of you desire to withdraw rather than accept these obligations of your own free will and choice, you may now make it known by raising your hand. Brethren and sisters, as you sit here, you will hear the voices of three persons who represent Elohim, Jehovah, and Michael. Elohim will command Jehovah and Michael to go down and organize a world. The work of the six creative periods will be represented. They will organize man in their own likeness and image, male and female. This, however, is simply figurative so far as the man and woman are concerned.

THE CREATION -- FIRST DAY

ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, see: yonder is matter unorganized, go ye down and organize it into a world like unto the worlds that we have hereunto formed. Call your labors the First Day, and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done Elohim. Come Michael, let us go down. MICHAEL: We will go down, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Michael, see: here is matter unorganized. We will organize it into a world like unto worlds that we have heretofore formed. We will call our labors the First Day, and return and report. MICHAEL: We will return and report our labors on the First Day, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Elohim, we have been down as thou hast commanded, and have organized a world like unto the worlds that we have heretofore formed, and we have called out labors the First Day. ELOHIM: It is well.

SECOND DAY

ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, go down again. Gather the waters together and cause the dry land to appear. The great waters call ye seas, and the dry land call ye earth. Form mountains and hills, great rivers and small streams, to beautify and give variety to the face of the earth. When you have done this, call your labors the Second Day, bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Come Michael, let us go down. MICHAEL: We will go down, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Michael, we will gather the waters together and cause the dry land to appear. The great waters we will call seas, and the dry land we will call earth. We will form mountains and hills, great rivers and small streams to beautify and give variety to the face of the earth. We will call our labors the Second Day, and return and report. MICHAEL: We will return and report our labors on the Second Day, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Elohim, we have been down as thou hast commanded, and have gathered the waters together, and have caused the dry lands to appear. The great waters we have called seas, and the dry land we have called earth. We have formed mountains and hills, great rivers, and small streams, to beautify and give variety to the face of the earth; and we have called our labors the Second Day. ELOHIM: It is well.

THIRD DAY

ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, return again to the earth that you have organized. Divide the light from the darkness. Call the light "day", and the darkness "night." Cause the lights on the firmament to appear; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. Cause the stars also to appear and give light to the earth, the same as with other worlds heretofore created. Call your labors the Third Day, and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Come Michael, let us return again to the earth that we have organized. MICHAEL: We will return again, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Michael, we will divide the light from the darkness, and we will call the light "day," and the darkness "night". We will cause the lights in the firmament to appear, the greater to rule the day, and the lesser to rule the night. We will cause the stars also to appear and give light to the earth; the same as with worlds heretofore created. We will call our labors the Third Day, and return and report. MICHAEL: We will return and report our labors of the Third Day, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Elohim, we have been down as thou hast commanded, and have divided the light from the darkness, and have called the light "day" and the darkness "night". We have caused the lights in the firmament to appear; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. We have caused the stars also to appear and give light to the earth, the same as with worlds heretofore created. We have called our labors the Third Day. ELOHIM: It is well.

FOURTH DAY

ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, return again. Place seeds of all kinds in the earth that they may spring forth as grass, flowers, shrubbery, trees, and all manner of vegetation; each bearing seed in itself after its own kind, as on the world we have heretofore created. Call your labors the Fourth day, and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Come Michael, let us go down. MICHAEL: We will go down, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Michael, we will place seeds of all kinds in the earth that they may spring forth as grass flowers, shrubbery, trees, and all manner of vegetation; each bearing seed in itself after its own kind, as on the worlds we have heretofore created. We will call our labors the Fourth Day, and return and report. MICHAEL: We will return and report our labors of the Fourth Day, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Elohim, we have been down as thou hast commanded, and have placed seeds of all kinds in the earth that they may spring forth as grass, flowers, shrubbery, trees, and all manner of vegetation; each bearing seed in itself, after its own kind, as on the worlds we have heretofore created; and we have called our labors the Fourth Day. ELOHIM: It is well.

FIFTH DAY

ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, now that the earth is formed, divided and beautified, and vegetation is growing thereon, return and place beasts upon the land: the elephant, the lion, the tiger, the bear, the horse, and all other kinds of animals; fowls in the air in all their varieties, fishes of all kinds in the waters, and insects and all manner of animal life upon the earth. Command the beasts, the fowls, the fishes, the insects, all creeping things, and other forms of animal life to multiply in their respective elements, each after its kind, and every kind of vegetation to multiply it its sphere, that every form of life may fill the measure of its creation, and have joy therein. Call your labors the Fifth Day, and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Come Michael, let us go down. MICHAEL: We will go down, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Michael, now that the earth is formed, divided and beautified, and vegetation is growing thereon, we will place all beasts upon the land: the elephant, the lion, the tiger, the bear, the horse, and all other kinds of animals; fowls in the air in all their varieties, fishes of all kinds in the waters, and insects and all manner of animal life upon the earth. We will command the beasts, the fowls, the fishes, the insects, all creeping things, and other forms of animal life to multiply in their respective elements, each after its kind, and every kind of vegetation to multiply in its sphere, that every form of life may fill the measure of its creation, and have joy therein. We will call our labors the Fifth Day, and return and report. MICHAEL: It is well, Jehovah. Now that the earth is formed, divided an beautified with vegetation growing thereon, and provided with animal life, it is glorious and beautiful. JEHOVAH: It is, Michael. MICHAEL: Let us return and report our labors of the Fifth Day, Jehovah. JEHOVAH: Elohim, we have been down as thou hast commanded; we have placed beasts upon the land: the elephant, the lion, the tiger, the bear, the horse, and all other kinds of animals; in the waters, and insects, and all manner of animal life upon the earth. We have commanded the beasts, the fowls, the fishes, the insects, all creeping things, and other forms of animal life to multiply in their respective elements, each after its kind, and every kind of vegetation to multiply in its sphere, that every form of life may fill the measure of its creation, and have joy therein. We have called our labors the Fifth Day. ELOHIM: It is well.

SIXTH DAY

ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, is man found upon the earth? JEHOVAH: Man is not found on the earth, Elohim. ELOHIM: Jehovah, Michael, then let us go down and form man in our own likeness and in our own image, male and female, and put into him his spirit, and let us give him dominion over the beasts, the fishes, and the birds, and make him lord over the earth, and over all things on the face of the earth. We will plant for him a garden, eastward in Eden, and place him in it to tend and cultivate it, that he may be happy, and have joy therein. We will command him to multiply and replenish the earth, that he may have joy in his posterity. We will place before him the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and we will allow Lucifer, our common enemy, whom we have thrust out to tempt him, and to try him, that he may know by his own experience the good from the evil. If he yields to temptation we will give unto him The Law of Sacrifice, and we will provide a savior for him, as we counseled in the beginning, that man may be brought forth by the power of the redemption and the resurrection, and come again into our presence, and with us partake of Eternal Life and exultation. We will call this the sixth day, and we will rest from our labors for a season. Come, let us go down. JEHOVAH: We will go down, Elohim. (The film now shows a scene of a lush, tropical area. A thick mist rises from the earth.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, see the earth that we have formed. There is no man to till and take care of it. We are here to form man in our own likeness and in our own image. JEHOVAH: We will do so, Elohim. (The youthful body of Adam who lies in a comatose state, is shown from the shoulders up.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, man is now organized, and we will put into him his spirit, the breath of life, that he may become a living soul. (Light shines on Adam's face, and his chest expands as he begins to breathe. He stirs, as if awakening.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, is it good for man to be alone? JEHOVAH: It is not good for man to be alone, Elohim. ELOHIM: We will cause a deep sleep to come upon this man whom we have formed, and we will take from his side a rib from which we will form a woman to be a companion and helpmate for him. (Adam lays his head upon the ground as he looses consciousness.) NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters, this is Michael, who helped form the earth. When he awakens from the sleep which Elohim and Jehovah have caused to come upon him, he will be known as Adam, and having forgotten all, will have become a little child. Brethren, close your eyes as if you were asleep. (All male patrons in the room close their eyes.) ELOHIM: Adam, awake and arise. (Adam obeys the command, and is shown with foliage in front of him which conceals his body from view. The youthful Adam appears to be in his 20's, is in good physical condition, and is clean shaven.) NARRATOR: All the brethren will please arise. (The male patrons open their eyes and rise from their seats. An attractive, youthful Eve enters the scene and stands beside Adam. They are both shown from the shoulders up.) ELOHIM: Adam, here is a woman whom we have formed and whom we give unto you to be a companion and helpmeet for you. What will you call her? ADAM: Eve. (For the first time, the Gods, Elohim and Jehovah, are shown. They are two bearded, luminescent, glorious personages, clothed in flowing white robes. They appear standing in mid air above and in front of Adam and Eve, and are surrounded by a radiant aura of silvery-white light.) ELOHIM: Why will you call her Eve? ADAM: Because she is the mother of all living. ELOHIM: That is right, Adam; because she is the mother of all living. Adam, we have organized for you this earth, and have planted a garden, eastward in Eden. We will place you in the garden and will there command you and Eve to multiply and replenish the earth, that you may have joy and rejoicing in your posterity. Jehovah, introduce Adam into the garden which we have prepared for him. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. NARRATOR: We now go with Adam and Eve into the garden. The brethren will now be seated. (As the male patrons sit down Adam and Eve are shown turning to follow Jehovah into the garden. The scene quickly changes to the garden.) ELOHIM: Adam, we have created for you this earth, and have placed upon it all kinds of vegetation and animal life. We have commanded all these to multiply in their own sphere and element. We give you dominion over all these things, and make you, Adam, Lord over the whole earth, and all things on the face thereof. We now command you to multiply and replenish the earth, that you may have joy and rejoicing in your posterity. We have also planted for you this garden, wherein we have placed all manner of fruits, flowers, and vegetation. Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat, but of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil thou shalt not eat; nevertheless, thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee. But, remember that I forbid it, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Adam, remember this commandment which we have given unto you. Now go to, dress this garden, take good care of it, be happy and have joy therein. We shall go away, but we shall visit you again and give you further instructions. (The scene changes, and it is understood that the Gods have again ascended. The following scene occurs in the garden, and no indication is given as to how much time has passed since the Gods' departure. Lucifer, the devil, is shown standing nonchalantly observing Adam, and is clad in black and red robes; also wearing a square black apron tied to his waist. Though youthful, Lucifer appears perhaps a few years older than Adam, and wears a beard and mustache, His speech is fluid, persuasive, and without hesitation.) LUCIFER: Well, Adam, you have a new world here. ADAM: A new world? LUCIFER: Yes, a new world, patterned after the old one where we used to live. ADAM: I know nothing about any other world. LUCIFER: Oh, I see, your eyes are not yet opened. You have forgotten everything. You must eat some of the fruit of this tree. (Lucifer plucks two pieces of fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and presents it to Adam.) LUCIFER: Adam, here is some of the fruit of that tree. It will make you wise. ADAM: I will not partake of that fruit. Father told me that in the day I should partake of it I should surely die. LUCIFER: You shall not surely die but shall be as the Gods, knowing good and evil. ADAM: I will not partake of it. LUCIFER: Oh you will not? Well, we shall see. (Adam leaves, and Lucifer walks over to Eve, who is tending flowers.) LUCIFER: Eve, here is some of the fruit of that tree. It will make you wise. It is delicious to the taste and very desirable. EVE: Who are you? LUCIFER: I am your brother. EVE: You, my brother, and come here to persuade me to disobey Father? LUCIFER: I have said nothing about Father. I want you to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that your eyes may be opened, for that is the way Father gained his knowledge. You must eat of this fruit so as to comprehend that everything has its opposite: good and evil, virtue and vice, light and darkness, health and sickness, pleasure and pain; and thus your eyes will be opened and you will have knowledge. EVE: Is there no other way? LUCIFER: There is no other way. EVE: Then I will partake. (Eve takes the fruit from Lucifer, and bites it. Lucifer approves and places the other piece in her hand, which he closes around it and pats gently.) LUCIFER; There, now go and get Adam to partake. (Eve approaches Adam, fruit in hand, and presents it to him with a persuasive tone of voice.) EVE: Adam, here is some of the fruit of that tree. It is delicious to the taste and very desirable. ADAM: Eve, do you know what fruit that is? EVE: Yes, it is the fruit if the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. ADAM: I cannot partake of it. Do you not know that Father commanded us not to partake of the fruit of that tree? EVE: Do you intend to obey all of Father's commandments? ADAM: Yes, all of them. EVE: Do you not recollect that Father commanded us to multiply and replenish the earth? I have partaken of this fruit and by so doing shall be cast out, and you will be left a lone man in the garden of Eden. ADAM: Eve, I see that this must be so. I will partake that man may be. (Adam takes a bite, and Lucifer walks to their side with a look of approval.) LUCIFER: That is right. EVE: It is better for us to pass through sorrow that we may know the good from the evil. EVE: I know thee now. Thou art Lucifer, he who was cast out of Father's presence for rebellion. LUCIFER: Yes, you are beginning to see already. ADAM: What is that apron you have on? LUCIFER: It is an emblem of my power and Priesthoods. ADAM: Priesthoods? LUCIFER: Yes, Priesthoods. ADAM: I am looking for Father to come down to give us further instructions. LUCIFER: Oh, you are looking for Father to come down, are you? (The Gods' voices are suddenly heard in the garden, reverberating through the air.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, we promised Adam that we would visit him and give him further instructions. Come, let us go down. JEHOVAH: We will go down, Elohim. ADAM: I hear their voices, they are coming. LUCIFER: See, you are naked. Take some fig leaves and make you aprons. Father will see your nakedness. Quick! Hide! ADAM: Come, let us hide. NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters, put on your aprons. (The film pauses temporarily while the patrons remove their fig-leave aprons from the bundles which have been resting on their laps. All patrons tie the aprons on around their waists. When the film resumes, the Gods have once again descended, represented as before.) ELOHIM: Adam ... Adam! ... Adam!! Where art thou? ADAM: I heard thy voice and hid myself, because I was naked. ELOHIM: Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou partaken of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, of which we commanded thee not to partake? ADAM: The woman thou gavest me, and commanded that she should remain with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I did eat. ELOHIM: Eve, what is this that thou hast done? EVE: The serpent beguiled me (Genesis 3:13), and I did eat. ELOHIM: Lucifer, what hast thou been doing here? LUCIFER: I have been doing that which has been done in other worlds. ELOHIM: What is that? LUCIFER: I have been giving some of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil to them. ELOHIM: Lucifer, because thou hast done this, thou shalt be cursed (Genesis 3:14) above all the beasts of the field. Upon thy belly thou shalt go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. LUCIFER: If thou cursest me for doing the same thing which has been done in other worlds, I will take the spirits that follow me, and they shall possess the bodies thou createst for Adam and Eve! ELOHIM: I will place enmity (hatred, added) between thee and the seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15). (See also Moses 4:21 where Gen 3:15 is reproduced but omitting the portion about "seed") Thou mayest have power to bruise his heal, but he shall have power to crush thy head. LUCIFER: Then with that enmity I will take the treasure of the earth, and with gold and silver I will buy up armies and navies, Popes and priests, and reign with blood and horror on the earth! ELOHIM: Depart! (Lucifer looks defiantly at Elohim; he then turns and walks away.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, let cherubim and a flaming sword be placed to guard the way of the Tree of Life, lest Adam put forth his hand, and partake of the fruit thereof, and live forever in his sins. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. (Jehovah turns to the side, and stretches his arm toward the tree.) JEHOVAH: Let cherubim and a flaming sword be placed to guard the way of the Tree of Life, lest Adam put forth his hand and partake of the fruit thereof, and live forever in his sins. It is done, Elohim. ELOHIM: Eve, because thou hast hearkened to the voice of Satan and hast partaken of the forbidden fruit, and given unto Adam, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow (Genesis 3:16) and thy conception; in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children. Nevertheless, thou mayest be preserved in child-bearing. Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee in righteousness. Adam, because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast partaken of the forbidden fruit, the earth shall be cursed for thy sake. Instead of producing fruits and flowers spontaneously, it shall bring forth thorns, thistles, briars, and noxious weeds to afflict and torment man. Any by the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread all the days of thy life, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

THE LAW OF OBEDIENCE

ELOHIM: In as much as Eve was the first to eat of the forbidden fruit, if she will covenant that from this time forth she will obey your law in the Lord, and will hearken unto your counsel as you hearken unto mine, and if you will covenant that from this time forth you will obey the Law of Elohim, we will give unto you the Law of Obedience and Sacrifice, and we will provide a Savior for you, whereby you may come back into our presence, and with us partake of Eternal Life and exaltation. EVE: Adam, I now covenant to obey your law as you obey our Father. ADAM: Elohim, I now covenant with thee that from this time forth I will obey thy law and keep thy commandments. ELOHIM: It is well, Adam. Jehovah, inasmuch as Adam and Eve have discovered their nakedness, make coats of skins as a covering for them. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. (At this point the film pauses and the lights come on.) NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters the garment which was placed upon you in the washing room is to cover your nakedness and represents the coat of skins spoken of. Anciently it was made of skins. You have received the garment, also your New Name. The officiator will represent Elohim at the Altar. A couple will now come to the altar. (A pre-selected "Witness Couple" now come forward and kneel at the altar, resting their hands upon it as they face the Officiator. The Officiator pantomimes all movements and gestures as a model for the patrons to follow when directed.) NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters, this couple at the altar represents all of you as if at the altar. You must consider yourselves as if you were respectively Adam and Eve. ELOHIM: We will put the sisters under covenant to obey the law of their husbands. Sisters, arise. (Female patrons stand as instructed.) ELOHIM: Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you solemnly covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar that you will each observe and keep the law of your husbands, and abide by his counsel in righteousness. Each of you bow your head and say "Yes." WOMEN: Yes. ELOHIM: That will do. (The female patrons now resume their seats.) ELOHIM: Brethren, Arise. (Male patrons stand as instructed.) ELOHIM: Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you solemnly covenant and promise before God, angles, and these witnesses at this altar that you will obey the law of God, and keep his commandants. Each of you bow your head and say "yes". Men: Yes. Elohim: That will do. (Male patrons resume their seats.)

THE LAW OF SACRIFICE

ELOHIM: Brethren and sisters, you are about to be put under covenant to obey and keep the Law of Sacrifice, as contained in the Old and New Testament. This Law of Sacrifice was given to Adam in the garden of Eden, who, when he was driven out of the garden, built an alter on which he offered sacrifices; and after many days, an angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam, saying: "Why dost thou offer sacrifice unto the Lord?" And Adam said unto him: "I know not, save the Lord commanded me." And then the angel spake saying: "This thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father, which is full of grace and truth. Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou dost in the name of the Son, and thou shalt repent, and call upon God in the name of the Son forevermore." The posterity of Adam down to Moses, and from Moses to Jesus Christ offered up the first fruits of the field, and the firstlings of the flock, which continued until the death of Jesus Christ, which ended sacrifice by the shedding of blood. And as Jesus Christ has laid down his life for the redemption of mankind, so we should covenant to sacrifice all that we possess, even our own lives if necessary, in sustaining and defending the Kingdom of God. All arise. Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you solemnly covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this alter that you will observe and keep the Law of Sacrifice, as contained in the Old and New Testament, as it has been explained to you. Each of you bow your head and say "yes." PATRONS: Yes. ELOHIM: That will do. (patrons resume their seats.)

THE FIRST TOKEN OF THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD

ELOHIM:

We will now give unto you the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Before doing this, however, we desire to impress upon your minds the sacred character of the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty, as well as that of all the other tokens of the Holy Priesthood, with their names, signs, and penalties, which you will receive in the temple this day. They are most sacred, and are guarded by solemn covenants and obligations of secrecy to the effect that under no condition, even at the peril of your life, will you ever divulge them, except at a certain place that will be shown you hereafter. The representation of the execution of the penalties indicates different ways in which life may be taken. The First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood is given by clasping the right hands and placing the joint of the thumb directly over the first knuckle of the hand, in this manner. (The Officiator, representing Elohim, takes the right hand of the male witness, who represents Adam at the alter, and demonstrates the token. The male witness, who remains kneeling, is obliged to raise his hand above his head while receiving the grip, thus enabling the patrons to view the manner in which the token is to be given.) ELOHIM: We give unto you the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. We desire all to receive it. All arise. (As the patrons stand, the Witness Couple returns to their seats. The Officiator and several other temple workers circulate around the room and administer the token to the patrons as they stand at their seats. Male workers attend to the male patrons, female workers to the females. The Witness couple also receives the token at this time. Each patron sits after receiving the token.) ELOHIM: If any of you have not received this token, you will please raise your hand. The name of this token is the New Name that you received in the temple today. If any of you have forgotten the New Name, please stand. The sign is made by bringing the right arm to the square, the palm of the hand to the front, the fingers close together, and the thumb extended. (The Officiator, again at the altar, demonstrates the sign and penalty as the descriptions are given.) ELOHIM: This is the sign. The execution of the Penalty is represented by placing the thumb under the left ear, the palm of the hand down, and by drawing the thumb quickly across the throat to the right ear, and dropping the hand to the side. I will now explain the covenant and obligation of secrecy which are associated with this token, its name, sign and penalty, and which you will be required to take upon yourselves. If I were receiving my own Endowment today, and had been given the name of "John" as my New Name, I would repeat in my mind these words, after making the sign at the same time representing the execution of the penalty: I, John, covenant that I will never reveal the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Rather than do so, I would suffer my life to be taken. (The Officiator demonstrates the execution of the penalty.) ELOHIM: All arise. (All patrons stand.) ELOHIM: Each of you make the sign of the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, by bringing your right arm to the square, the palm of the hand to the front, the fingers together, and the thumb extended. This is the sign. Now, repeat in your mind after me the words of the covenant, at the same time representing the execution of the penalty. I ________, think of the new name, covenant that I will never reveal the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Rather than do so, I would suffer my life to be taken. That will do. (Patrons sit down.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, see that Adam is driven out of this beautiful garden into the lone and dreary world, where he may learn from his own experience to distinguish good from evil. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. (As the lights are turned down the film presentation continues.)

THE LONE AND DREARY WORLD: THE TELESTIAL KINGDOM

(Adam and Eve are shown full view for the first time. They are clad in animal skins which cover their bodies to their knees. The lone and dreary world is represented by desert scenery. Adam kneels at his stone altar, spreads his hands to heaven, and piously invokes the Lord.) NARRATOR: We now go with Adam and Eve into the lone and dreary world. Brethren and sisters, this represents the Telestial kingdom, or the world in which we now live. Adam, on finding himself in the lone and dreary world, built an altar and offered prayer, and these are the words he uttered: ADAM: Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. Oh God, hear the words of my mouth. (As Adam prays, Lucifer approaches from behind out of the shadows.) LUCIFER: I hear you; what is it you want? (Although Adam has already encountered Lucifer in the Garden of Eden, he fails to recognize him at this appearance.) ADAM: Who are you? LUCIFER: I am the God of this world. ADAM: You, the God of this world? LUCIFER: Yes, what do you want? ADAM: I am looking for messengers. LUCIFER: Oh, you want someone to preach to you. You want religion, do you? I will have preachers here presently. (Lucifer turns his head as a sectarian minister approaches.) LUCIFER: Good Morning sir! SECTARIAN MINISTER: Good morning! (The preacher turns and looks into the camera.) SECTARIAN MINISTER: A fine congregation! LUCIFER: Yes, they are a very good people. They are concerned about religion. Are you a preacher? SECTARIAN MINISTER: I am. LUCIFER: Have you been to college and received training for the ministry? SECTARIAN MINISTER: Certainly! A man cannot preach unless has been trained for the ministry. LUCIFER: Do you preach the orthodox religion? SECTARIAN MINISTER: Yes, that is what I preach. LUCIFER: If you will preach your orthodox religion to these people, and convert them, I will pay you well. SECTARIAN MINISTER: I will do my best. (Lucifer guides the preacher to Adam and Eve, who stand nearby.) LUCIFER: Here is a man who desires religion. He is very much exercised, and seems to be sincere. (As Lucifer presents the preacher to Adam and Eve he steps back and observes the ensuing conversation. The preacher is made to sound sincere, although misguided and credulous. Adam appears humble, faithful and immovable in his determination to serve God. He is not swayed by the preacher, and is astounded by the doctrines espoused by the preacher.) SECTARIAN MINISTER: I understand that you are inquiring after religion. ADAM: I was calling upon Father. SECTARIAN MINISTER: I am glad to know that you were calling upon Father. Do you believe in a God who is without body, parts, or passions; who sits on the top of a topless throne; whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere; who fills the universe, and yet is so small that he can dwell in your heart; who is surrounded by myriads of beings who have been saved by grace, not for any act of theirs, but by His good pleasure. Do you believe in such a great Being? ADAM: I do not. I cannot comprehend such a being. SECTARIAN MINISTER: That is the beauty of it. Perhaps you do not believe in a devil, and in that great hell, the bottomless pit, where there is a lake of fire and brimstone into which the wicked are cast, and where they are continually burning, but none never consumed? ADAM: I do not believe in any such place. SECTARIAN MINISTER: My dear friend, I am sorry for you. LUCIFER: I am sorry, very very sorry! What is it you want? ADAM: I am looking for messengers from my Father. (The scene changes to a view of the Celestial Kingdom, where Elohim reigns from a white throne in front of tall white pillars. He is radiant as before, and his voice resonates as he speaks with Jehovah, who stands before him.) ELOHIM: Jehovah, send down Peter, James and John to visit the man Adam in the Telestial World, without disclosing their identity. Have them observe conditions generally, see if Satan is there, and learn whether Adam has been true to the token and sign given to him in the garden of Eden. Have them then return and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. (Jehovah turns from Elohim and walks to the edge of the platform upon which he stands. He there meets Peter, James and John, who await His command. They are dressed as the Jews were at the time of Christ.) JEHOVAH: Peter, James and John, go down and visit the man Adam in the Telestial World, without disclosing your identity. Observe conditions generally. See if Satan is there, and learn whether Adam has been true to the token and sign given to him in the Garden of Eden. Then return and bring us word. PETER: It shall be done, Jehovah. Come James and John, let us go down. JAMES: We will go down. JOHN: We will go down. (The three turn and leave, and the scene turns to the lone and dreary world. Peter steps out from behind a large rock, followed by James and John; they approach Adam, Eve, et al.) PETER: Good morning. LUCIFER: Good morning gentlemen. PETER: What are you doing here? LUCIFER: Teaching religion. PETER: What religion do you teach? LUCIFER: We teach a religion made of the philosophies of men, mingled with scripture. PETER: How is your religion received by this community? LUCIFER: Very well--excepting this man. He does not seem to believe anything we preach. (Peter, James and John approach Adam and Eve.) PETER: Good morning. What do you think of the preaching of these gentlemen? ADAM: I cannot comprehend it. PETER: Can you give us some idea concerning it? ADAM: They preach of a God who is without body, parts, or passions; who is so large that he fills the universe, and yet is so small that he can dwell in your heart; and of a hell, without a bottom, where the wicked are continually burned but are never consumed. To me, it is a mass of confusion. PETER: We do not wonder that you cannot comprehend such doctrine. Have you any tokens or signs? (Lucifer steps up to the side of Peter and interjects his query.) LUCIFER: Do you have any money? PETER: We have sufficient for our needs. LUCIFER: You can buy anything in this world for money. PETER: Do you sell your tokens or signs for money? You have them, I presume. ADAM: I have them, but I do not sell them for money. I hold them sacred. I am looking for the further light and knowledge Father promised to send me. PETER: That is right. We commend you for your integrity. Good day. We shall probably visit you again. (Peter, James and John exit; Lucifer stares into the camera.) LUCIFER: Now is the great day of my power. I reign from the rivers to the ends of the earth. There is none who dares to molest, or make me afraid. SECTARIAN MINISTER: Shall we ever have any apostles or prophets? LUCIFER: No. However, there may be some who will profess revelation or apostleship. If so, just test them by asking that they perform a great miracle, such as cutting off an arm or some other member of the body, and restoring it, so that the people may know that they have come with power. (The scene changes to the Celestial Kingdom. Peter, James, and John approach Jehovah with their report.) PETER: Jehovah, we have visited the man Adam in the Telestial World as thou didst command us. We found Satan there, with his ministers, preaching all manner of false doctrine, and striving to lead the posterity of Adam astray. But Adam has been true and faithful to the token and sign given him in the Garden of Eden, and is waiting for the further light and knowledge you promised to send him. This is our report. JEHOVAH: It is well, Peter, James and John (Jehovah turns and approaches Elohim) Elohim--Peter, James and John have been down to the man Adam in the Telestial World. They found Satan there, with his ministers preaching all manner of false doctrine, and striving to lead the posterity of Adam astray. But Adam has been true and faithful to the token and sign given him in the Garden of Eden, and he is waiting for the further light and knowledge you promised to send him. This is their report. ELOHIM: It is well. Jehovah, instruct Peter, James and John to go down in their true character as Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the man Adam and his posterity in the Telestial World, and to cast Satan out of their midst. Instruct them to give unto Adam and his posterity the Law of the Gospel as contained in the Book of Mormon and the Bible; also a charge to avoid all lightmindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the Lord's anointed, the taking of the name of God in vain, and every other unholy and impure practice; and cause these to be received by covenant. Instruct Peter, James, and John further to clothe Adam and his posterity in the Robes of the Holy Priesthood, with the robe on the left shoulder, and to give unto them the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. The have them return and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. (Jehovah turns, and approaches Peter, James and John.) Peter, James and John, go down in your true character as Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ to the man Adam and his posterity in the Telestial World. Cast Satan out of their midst. Give unto them the Law of the Gospel as contained in the Book of Mormon and the Bible; also a charge to avoid all lightmindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the Lord's anointed, the taking of the name of God in vain, and every other unholy and impure practice. Cause them to receive these by covenant. Clothe them in the Robes of the Holy Priesthood, with the robe on the left shoulder, and give unto them the Second Token of the Aaronic priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Then return and bring us word. PETER: It shall be done, Jehovah. Come James and John, let us go down. (The scene changes again to the lone and dreary world. The three Apostles boldly approach Lucifer.) PETER: I am Peter. JAMES: I am James. JOHN: I am John. LUCIFER: Yes, I thought I knew you. (He turns to the Preacher.) DO you know who these men are? They claim to be apostles. Try them! (The Preacher approaches Peter.) SECTARIAN MINISTER: Do you profess to be an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ? PETER: We do. SECTARIAN MINISTER: This man told me that we should never have any revelation or apostles, but if any should come professing to be apostles, I was to ask them to cut off an arm or some other member of the body and the restore it, so that the people might know that they came with power. PETER: We do not satisfy men's curiosity in that manner. It is a wicked and an adulterous generation that seeks for a sign. Do you know who that man is? He is Satan! SECTARIAN MINISTER: What? The Devil? PETER: That is one of his names. SECTARIAN MINISTER: He is quite a different person from what he told me the devil is. He said the devil has claws like a bear's on his hands, horns on his head, and a cloven foot, and that when he speaks he has the roar of a lion! PETER: He has said this to deceive you, and I would advise you to get out of his employ. SECTARIAN MINISTER: Your advise is good; but, if I leave his employ, what will become of me? PETER: We will preach the gospel unto you, with the rest of Adam's posterity. SECTARIAN MINISTER: That is good. (He turns to Lucifer) I would like to have a settlement. I want you to pay me for preaching. LUCIFER: I am ready to keep my word and fulfill my part of the agreement. I promised to pay you if you would convert these people, and they have nearly converted you! You can get out of my kingdom, I want no such men in it! (As the preacher turns sadly and leaves Lucifer approaches Peter) Now, what are you going to do? PETER: We will dismiss you without further argument. LUCIFER: Aah! You have looked over my kingdom, and my greatness and glory. Now you want to take possession of the whole of it. (Lucifer turns, and stares into the camera). I have a word to say concerning these people. If they do not walk up to every covenant they make at these altars in this temple this day, they will be in my power! PETER: Satan, we command you to depart! LUCIFER: By what authority? PETER: (With his right arm raised to the square.) In the name of Jesus Christ, out Master. (Lucifer is visibly shaken as he turns and leaves. Peter waits until he has left, and then approaches Adam) Adam, we are true messengers from the Father, and have come down to give unto you the further light and knowledge He promised to send you. ADAM: How shall I know that you are true messengers? PETER: By our giving unto you the token and sign you received in the Garden of Eden. ADAM: (Grasps Peter by the right hand.) What is that? PETER: The First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. ADAM: Has it a name? PETER: It has. ADAM: Will you give it to me? PETER: I cannot, for it is the New Name, but this is the sign (The right arm to square); and this represent the Execution of the Penalty (Thumb of right hand drawn across the throat). ADAM: Now I know that you are true messengers sent down from Father. (To audience) These are true messengers, I exhort you to give strict heed to their counsels and teachings, and they will lead you in the way of life and salvation. NARRATOR: The Officiator will represent Peter at the altar. (At this point the film is concluded. The remainder of the Endowment is conducted from an audio recording.)

THE LAW OF THE GOSPEL

PETER: A couple will now come to the altar. (Witness couple comes to altar as before.) Brethren and sisters, this couple at the altar represent all of you as if at the altar, and you will be under the same obligations as they will be. We are required to give unto you the Law of the Gospel as contained in the Book of Mormon and the Bible; to give unto you also a charge to avoid all lightmindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the Lord's anointed, the taking of the name of God in vain, and every other unholy and impure practice, and to cause you to receive these by covenant. All arise. (All patrons stand.) Each of you bring your right arm to the square. (this is done.) You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you will observe and keep the Law of the Gospel and this charge as it has been explained to you. Each of you bow your head and say "yes." PATRONS: Yes. PETER: That will do. (All patrons sit down.)

THE ROBES OF THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD

PETER: We are instructed to clothe you in the Robes of the Holy Priesthood. Place the robe on your left shoulder. Place the cap on your head with the bow over the right ear, replace the apron, tie the girdle with the bow on the right side, remove the slippers from your feet, and put them in again as part of the temple clothing. You may now proceed to clothe. (Patrons open their clothing envelopes dress as instructed.)

SECOND TOKEN OF THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD

PETER: A couple will now come to the altar. (The witness couple kneels at the altar as before.) With the robe on the left shoulder, you are prepared to officiate in the ordinances of the Aaronic Priesthood. We will now give unto you the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. This Token is given by clasping the right hands and placing the joint of the thumb between the first and second knuckles of the hand, in this manner. (The Officiator and the male witness joins hands in the token, and slightly raise their hands to demonstrate in to the patrons.) PETER: We desire all to receive it. All arise. (As the Patrons stand, the witness couple returns to their seats, and various temple workers circulate about the room administering this token as they did the former.) PETER: If any of you have not received this token, you will please raise your hand. The name of this token is your own first given name if you are going through the temple for your own Endowment, or, if you are going through for the dead, it is the first given name of the person for whom you are officiating. The sign is made by bringing the right hand in front of you, with the hand in cupping shape, the right arm forming a square, and the left arm being raised to the square. This is the sign. (The officiator demonstrates.) The Execution of the Penalty is represented by placing the right hand on the left breast, drawing the hand quickly across the body, and dropping the hands to the sides. I will now explain the covenant and obligation of secrecy which are associated with this token, its name, sign, and penalty, and which you will be required to take upon yourselves. If I were receiving my own endowment today, and if my first given name were "David," I would repeat in my mind those words, after making the sign, at the same time representing the Execution of the Penalty: I, David, covenant, that I will never reveal the Second Token of the Aaronic priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Rather than do so I would suffer my life to be taken. All arise. (All Patrons stand.) Each of you make the sign of the Second Token of the Aaronic priesthood by bringing the right hand in front of you, with the hand in cupping shape, the right arm forming a square, and the left arm being raised to the square. This is the sign. Now, repeat in your mind after me the words of the covenant, at the same time representing the Executing of the Penalty. I, _________, think of the first given name, covenant, that I will never reveal the second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Rather than do so, I would suffer my life to be taken. That will do. (All patrons sit down.) PETER: We will return and report. Jehovah, we have been down to the man Adam and his posterity in the Telestial World, and have cast Satan out of their midst. We have given unto them the Law of the Gospel as contained in the Book of Mormon and the Bible; also a charge to avoid all lightmindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the Lord's anointed, the taking of the name of God in vain, and every other unholy and impure practice, and have caused them to receive these by covenant. We have also clothed them in the Robes of the Holy Priesthood and have given unto them the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. This is our report. JEHOVAH: It is well, Peter, James and John. Elohim--Peter James and John have been down to the man Adam and his posterity in the Telestial World, have cast Satan out of their midst, and have done all else that they were commanded to do. ELOHIM: It is well. Jehovah, send down Peter, James and John again to the Telestial World. Have Adam and his posterity change their robes to their right shoulder, preparatory to officiating in the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood; and introduce them into the Terrestrial World. Instruct Peter, James and John further, to give unto Adam and his posterity the Law of Chastity, and to put them under covenant to obey this law, which is, that the daughters of Eve, and the sons of Adam shall have no sexual intercourse except with their husbands or wives to whom they are legally and lawfully wedded, and to give unto them the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or the Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. Have them return, and bring me word. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Peter, James and John, go down again to the Telestial World; instruct Adam and his posterity to change their robes to the right shoulder, preparatory to officiating in the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood; and introduce them into the Terrestrial World. Give unto Adam and his posterity the Law of Chastity, and put them under covenant to obey this law, which is, that the daughters of Eve, and the sons of Adam shall have no sexual intercourse except with their husbands or wives, to whom they are legally and lawfully wedded. Give unto them the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or the Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty; and return and bring us word. PETER: It shall be done, Jehovah. Come James and John, let us go down. We are instructed to have you change the robe to the right shoulder, preparatory to officiating in the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood, and introduce you into the Terrestrial World. You may now make the change by removing the robe. (The patrons stand, and remove their robes, replacing them on their right shoulders. The male patrons now turn their cap, so that the bow is now placed over the left ear, and the girdle is tied on the left side. The patrons then sit.)

THE TERRESTRIAL WORLD

NARRATOR: We now enter the Terrestrial World. (Additional lights are switched on.)

THE LAW OF CHASTITY

PETER: A couple will now come to the altar. (Witness Couple comes as before.) We are instructed to give unto you the law of Chastity; this I will explain. To the sisters it is, that no one of you will have sexual intercourse except with your husband to whom you are legally and lawfully wedded. To the brethren it is that no one of you will have sexual intercourse except with your wife to whom you are legally and lawfully wedded. Sisters please arise. (All women stand up.) Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar that you will observe and keep the Law of Chastity, as it has been explained to you. Each of you bow your head and say "yes." SISTERS: Yes. PETER: That will Do. (All women sit down.) Brethren, please arise. (All men stand up.) Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar that you will observe and keep the Law of Chastity, as it has been explained to you. Each of you bow your head and say "yes." BRETHREN: Yes. PETER: That will do. (All men sit down.)

FIRST TOKEN OF THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD OR SIGN OF THE NAIL

PETER: We will now give unto you the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or the sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. This token is received by bringing the right hand into this position: the hand vertical, the fingers close together, and the thumb extended; and the person giving the token placing the tip of the forefinger of his right hand in the center of the palm, and the thumb opposite on the back of the hand of the one receiving it, in this manner. We desire all to receive it. All arise. (After Officiator and male witness demonstrate token at the altar, temple workers circulate around room to administer this token to the patrons.) PETER: If any of you have not received this token, you will please raise your hand. Then name of this token is "the Son", meaning the Son of God. The sign is made by bringing the left hand in front of you with the hand in cupping shape, the left arm forming a square; the right hand is also brought forward, the palm down, the fingers close together, the thumb extended, and the thumb is placed over the left hip. (The Officiator makes the sign.) This is the sign. The penalty is represented by drawing the thumb quickly across the body and dropping the hands to the sides. (Officiator completes the action.) I will now explain the covenant and obligation of secrecy which are associated with this token, its name, sign and penalty, and which you will be required to take upon yourselves. If I were receiving the Endowment today, either for myself or for the dead, I would repeat in my mind these words, after making the sign, at the same time representing the execution of the Penalty: I covenant in the name of the Son that I will never reveal the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood or Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign and penalty. Rather than do so, I would suffer my life to be taken. All arise (All patrons stand.) Each of you make the sign of the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood or Sign of the Nail by bringing the left hand in front of you with the hand in cupping shape, the left arm forming a square; also by bringing the right hand forward, the palm down, the fingers close together, the thumb extended, and by placing the thumb over the left hip. This is the sign. Now repeat in your mind after me the words of the covenant, at the same time representing the Execution of the Penalty: I covenant in the name of the Son that I will never reveal the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood or Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign and penalty. Rather than do so, I would suffer my life to be taken. (Patrons perform the action as the Officiator guides them.) That will do. (All patrons sit down.) PETER: We will return and report. Jehovah, we have been down to the man Adam and his posterity, have placed the robe on the right shoulder and have introduced them into the Terrestrial World. We have put them under covenant to observe and keep the Law of Chastity. We have also given them the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood or Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. This is our report. JEHOVAH: It is well, Peter James and John. Elohim--Peter, James and John have been down to the man Adam and his posterity, have placed the robe on the right shoulder, and have introduced them into the Terrestrial World. They have also put them under covenant to observe and keep the Law of Chastity. They have given unto them the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood or Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty. This is their report. ELOHIM: It is well. Jehovah, send down Peter, James and John and instruct them to give to the man Adam and his posterity in the Terrestrial world the Law of Consecration in connection with the law of the Gospel and the Law of Sacrifice, and to cause them to receive it by covenant; to give unto them the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying sign, and to teach them the Order of Prayer, and prepare them in all things to receive further instructions at the Veil. Then have them report at the Veil. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Peter, James and John, go down to the man Adam and his posterity in the Terrestrial World, and give unto them the Law of Consecration, in connection with the Law of the Gospel, and the Law of Sacrifice, and cause them to receive it by covenant. Give unto them the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sing of the Nail, with its accompanying sign. Teach them the Order of Prayer and prepare them in all things to receive further instructions at the Veil. Then report at the Veil. PETER: It shall be done, Jehovah. Come, James and John, let us go down.

THE LAW OF CONSECRATION.

PETER: A couple will now come to the alter. (The Witness couple comes forward, and kneels at the altar as before.) We are instructed to give unto you the Law of Consecration as contained in the book of Doctrine and Covenants (The Officiator picks up a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants from the altar, and holds it up in view of all patrons.), in connection with the Law of the Gospel and the Law of Sacrifice which you have already received. It is that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents and everything which the Lord has blessed you, or with which he may bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the Kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion. All arise. (All patrons stand.) Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you do accept the Law of Consecration as contained in this, (The Officiator holds up a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants again.), the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, in that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, and everything with which the Lord has blessed you, or with which he may bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the Kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion. Each of you bow your head and say "yes." PATRONS: Yes. PETER: That will do. (All patrons sit down.)

SECOND TOKEN OF THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD, THE PATRIARCHAL GRIP, OR SURE SIGN OF THE NAIL

PETER: We will now give unto you the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or the Sure Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying sign. This token is given by clasping the right hands, interlocking the little fingers, and placing the tip of the forefinger upon the center of the wrist, in this manner (The Officiator demonstrates this token with male witness.). We desire all to receive it. All arise. (As the witness couple returns to their seats various temple workers administer the token as before, and each patron sits after receiving it.) If any of you have not received this token, You will please raise your hand. This token has a name and a sign, but no penalty is mentioned. However, you will be under just as sacred obligation of secrecy in connection with this token and sign as you are with the other tokens and signs of the Holy Priesthood which you received in the temple this day. The name of this token will not be given unto you at this stage in the Endowment, but it will be given later on. The sign is made by raising both hands high above the head (The officiator demonstrates.), and while lowering the hands repeating aloud the words: Pay Lay Ale --  Pay Lay Ale -- Pay Lay Ale (The hands are lowered in 3 - three distinct movements, one move for each word. [1] Pay--hands above head, [2] Lay--both arms dropped to the square, [3] Ale--both hands lowered to the height of chest.) PETER: When Adam was driven out of the Garden of Eden, he built an altar and offered prayer, and these are the words that he used, which interpreted are: "Oh God, Hear the words of my mouth!", repeated three times. All arise. (All patrons stand.) Each of you make the sign of the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure sign of the Nail, by raising both hands high above the head, and while lowering the hands repeating aloud the words: PAY LAY ALE  PAY LAY ALE  PAY LAY ALE  (As the patrons make the sign they repeat words with recording as described before.) PETER: That will do. (all patrons sit down.) Brethren and sisters, with the robe on the right shoulder you are prepared to be taught the True Order of Prayer; and to be introduced at the Veil.

THE PRAYER CIRCLE AND THE TRUE ORDER OF PRAYER

PETER:A few couples, will please come forward and form a circle around the altar. (The audio recording stops and the Officiator says in his own words a statement to the following effect.) OFFICIATOR: We would like to invite the witness couple, any receiving their own personal Endowment, and any who are about to be married to join us in the Prayer Circle at this time. (The tape recording again resumes.) NARRATOR: Only the best of feelings should exist in the Circle. If any of you have unkind feelings toward any member of this Circle, you are invited to withdraw so that the Spirit of the Lord may be unrestrained. In the Circle we make the signs of all the tokens of the Holy Priesthood. (Patrons make each sign as they are mentioned by the Narrator.) We will begin by making the Sign of the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. This is done by brining the right arm to the square, the palm of the hand to the front, the fingers close together, and the thumb extended. This is the sign. The name of this token is the New Name received in the temple today. The Execution of the Penalty is represented by placing the thumb under the left ear, the palm of the hand down, and by drawing the thumb quickly across the throat to the right ear, and dropping the hand to the side. We will now make the Sign of the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. This sign is done by bringing the right hand in front of you with the hand in cupping shape, the right hand forming a square, and the left arm being raised to the square. This is the sign. The name of this token is your first given name if you are going through the temple for your own Endowment, or if you are going through for the dead, it is the first given name of the person for whom you are officiating. The Execution of the penalty is represented by placing the right hand on the left breast, drawing the hand quickly across the body, and dropping the hands to the sides. We will now make the sign of the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood or Sign of the Nail. This is done by bringing the left hand in front of you with the hand in cupping shape, the left arm forming a square. The right hand is also brought forward, the palm down, the fingers close together, the thumb extended, and the thumb is placed over the left hip. This is the sign. The name of this Token is "the Son", meaning the Son of God. The Execution of the penalty is represented by drawing the thumb quickly across the body, and dropping the hands to the sides. We will now make the Sign of the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure sign of the Nail. This is done by raising both hands high above the head, and while lowering the hands repeating aloud the words: Pay Lay Ale Pay Lay Ale Pay Lay Ale signifying, "Oh God, Hear the words of my mouth!" We have here a list of names of persons who are sick, or otherwise afflicted, whom we are requested to remember in our prayer. We will place the list upon the altar, and request the faith of those present in behalf of these persons. The sisters in the room will please veil their faces. Each brother in the circle will take the sister at his left, by the right hand in the Patriarchal Grip. Each of you bring your left arm to the square, and rest it upon the shoulder or arm of the person at your left. The brethren and sisters in the Circle will repeat the words of the prayer. OFFICIATOR: (the officiator kneels at the altar, and makes the sign of the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood by bringing his right hand forward, with the hand in cupping shape, resting it upon the altar. His left arm is raised to the square. The prayer is spoken by the Officiator, who decides its form and content. He speaks a few sentences at a time, which are repeated in unison by the patrons in the circle. After the prayer, the patrons in the circle release the grip, the Officiator rises, and the audio tape resumes.) PETER: The sisters will unveil their faces, and the brethren and sisters in the circle will return to their seats. (All patrons sit.) We will now uncover the Veil.

THE VEIL OF THE TEMPLE

(A Veil segment is now displayed from behind the curtain which is in the front of the Endowment room. The Officiator takes a pointer in and, prepares to draw attention to the marks on the Veil as they are explained.) PETER: Brethren and sisters, I will now explain the marks on the Veil. These four marks are the marks of the Holy Priesthood, and corresponding marks are found in your individual Garment. This one on the right is the mark of the square. It is placed in the Garment over the right breast, suggesting to the mind exactness and honor in keeping the covenants entered into this day. This one on the left is the mark of the compass. It is placed in the Garment over the left breast, suggesting to the mind an undeviating course leading to Eternal Life, a constant reminder that the desires, appetites and passions are to be kept within the bounds the Lord has set, and that all truth may be circumscribed into one great whole. This is the navel mark. It is placed in the Garment over the navel, suggesting to the mind the need of constant nourishment to the body and spirit. This is the knee mark. It is placed in the right leg of the garment, so as to be over the knee cap, suggesting that every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is the Christ. These other three marks are for convenience in working at the Veil. Through this one, the person representing the Lord puts forth his right hand, to test our knowledge of the tokens of the Holy Priesthood. Through the one on our right, he asks us certain questions, through the one on the left, we give our answers. (As the Officiator, who now represents Peter, steps to the front of the Veil another male worker steps behind it to represent the Lord. A small mallet hangs on the metal frame which supports the Veil.) PETER: As all of you will have to pass through the Veil, we will show you how this is to be done. The person is brought to this point, and the worker gives three distinct taps with the mallet. (The officiator raps the mallet three times.) Whereupon, The Lord parts the Veil, and asks: LORD: What is wanted? PETER: Adam, having been true and faithful in all things, desires further light and knowledge, by conversing with the Lord, through the Veil. LORD: Present him at the Veil, and his request shall be granted. PETER: The person is then brought to this point, whereupon the Lord puts forth his right hand, gives the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, and asks: LORD: What is that? PETER: The First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. LORD: Has it a name? PETER: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PETER: I will, through the Veil. PETER: The person then gives, through the Veil, the name of this token, which is the New Name received in the temple today. The Lord then gives the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, and asks: LORD: What is that? PETER: The Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. LORD: Has it a name? PETER: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PETER: I will, through the Veil. PETER: The person then gives the name of this token, which is his first given name, if he is going through the temple for his own Endowment, or if he is going through for the dead, it is the first given name of the person for whom he is officiating. The Lord then gives the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or Sign of the Nail, and asks: LORD: What is that? PETER: The First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or Sign of the Nail. LORD: Has it a name? PETER: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PETER: I will, through the Veil. PETER: The person then gives the name of this token, which is "the Son," meaning, the Son of God. The Lord then gives the Second Token of he Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail, and asks: LORD: What is that? PETER: The Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure sign of the Nail. LORD: Has it a name? PETER: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PETER: I cannot. I have not yet received it. For this purpose I have come to converse with the Lord through the Veil. LORD: You shall receive it upon the Five Points of Fellowship, through the Veil. (The officiator demonstrates the Five Points of Fellowship through the Veil with the temple worker who represents the Lord, as each point is mentioned.) PETER:

The Five Points of Fellowship are "inside of right foot by the side of right foot, knee to knee,breast to breast,hand to back,and mouth to ear."The Lord then gives the name of this token, and asks: LORD: What is that? PETER: The Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure sign of the Nail. LORD: Has it a name? PETER: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PETER: I will, upon the Five Points of Fellowship, through the Veil. PETER: The person then repeats back to the Lord the name of this token, as he receives it, whereupon the Lord says: LORD: That is correct. PETER: The person is again brought to this point, and the worker gives three distinct taps with the mallet. The Lord parts the Veil and asks: LORD: What is wanted? PETER: Adam, having conversed with the Lord through the Veil desires now to enter his presence. PETER: The Lord puts forth his right hand, takes the person by the right hand, and says: LORD: Let him enter. PETER: He is admitted into the presence of the Lord. We will now report. Jehovah, we have been down to the man Adam and his posterity in the Terrestrial World, and have given unto them the Law of Consecration, and have caused them to receive it by covenant. We have given unto them the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying sign, and have taught them the Order of Prayer. They are now ready to converse with the Lord through the Veil. This is our report. JEHOVAH: It is well, Peter, James, and John. Elohim--Peter, James and John have been down to the man Adam and his posterity in the Terrestrial World, and have done all that they were commanded to do. ELOHIM: It is well. Jehovah, instruct Peter, James, and John to introduce the man Adam and his posterity at the Veil, where we will give unto them the name of the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail, preparatory to their entering into our presence. JEHOVAH: It shall be done, Elohim. Peter, James, and John you will introduce Adam and his posterity at the Veil, where we will give unto them, the name of the Second Token of the Melchizedek priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail, preparatory to their entering into our presence. PETER: It shall be done, Jehovah. Come James and John, we will introduce them at the Veil. Brethren and sisters, we are instructed to introduce you at the Veil, where you will receive the name of the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or the Sure Sign of the Nail, preparatory to your entering into the presence of the Lord. LECTURE AT THE VEIL (The following lecture is only given when there are patrons present who are receiving their own Endowments, or when the Endowment room is full, and additional time is needed to present the patron at the Veil.) PETER: A lecture will now be given which summarizes the instructions, ordinances and covenants, and also the tokens, with their key words, signs and penalties, pertaining to the Endowment, which you, have thus far received. You should try to remember and keep in mind all that you have heard and seen and may yet hear and see in this house. The purpose of this lecture is to assist you to remember that which has been taught you this day. You must keep in mind that you are under a solemn obligation never to speak outside of the temple of the Lord of the things you see and hear in this sacred place. NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters, the ordinances of the Endowment as here administered, long withheld from the children of men pertain to the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time and have been revealed to prepare the people for exaltation in the Celestial Kingdom, where God and Christ dwell. The deep meaning of the Eternal Truths constituting the Endowment, has been set forth in brief instructions, and by symbolic representation. If you give prayerful and earnest thought to the Holy Endowment, you will obtain the understanding and spirit of the work done in the temples of the Lord. The privilege of laboring here for the dead permits us to enter the temple frequently, and to refresh our memories, and to enlarge our understanding of the Endowment. You were first washed and anointed, a Garment was placed upon you, and a New Name was given you. This name you should always remember; but you must never reveal it to any person, except at the Veil. You then enter entered this room. Here you heard voices of persons representing a council of the Gods, Elohim, Jehovah, and Michael. Elohim said: "See, yonder is matter unorganized, go ye down and organize it into a world, like unto the other worlds that we have heretofore formed." As the creation of the earth progressed, you heard the commands and the reports of the persons representing the Gods. If we are faithful, we shall enter the Celestial Kingdom, and there hear and know the Gods of heaven. They are perfect, we are imperfect, The are exalted, we may attain exaltation. Our spirits at one time lived with the Gods, but each of us was given the privilege of coming upon this earth to take upon himself a body, so that the spirit might have a house, in which to dwell. Michael, one of the council of the Gods, became the man Adam, to whom was given the woman Eve. However, as Adam, he did not remember his life and labors in the council. It is so with us all. We came into the world with no memory of our previous existence. We then followed Adam and Eve into the garden, where Elohim provided that they might eat freely of all kinds of fruit of the garden, except the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. He forbade them to partake of this fruit, saying that in the day they did so, the should surely die. When Adam and Eve were left alone in the garden, Satan appeared, and tempted them. Eve yielded to the temptation, partook of the fruit, and offered it to Adam. Adam had resisted the temptation of Satan, but when Eve offered him the forbidden fruit he partook of it, that they might continue together, and perpetuate the human race. Adam and Eve now understood that it was Lucifer who had tempted them. They became self-conscious. Discovering their nakedness, and hearing the voice of the Lord, they made aprons of fig leaves and hid themselves. They had learned that everything has its opposite, such as good and evil, light and darkness, pleasure and pain. The Lord again entered the garden, Adam and Eve confessed their disobedience. The Lord cursed Satan, and cast him out of the Garden of Eden, and the Lord commanded: "Let cherubim, and a flaming sword be placed to guard the way of the Tree of Life, lest Adam put forth his hand, and partake of the fruit thereof, and live forever in his sins." Before their departure however, instructions were given them. Addressing Eve, the Lord said: "Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of Satan, and hast partaken of the forbidden fruit, and given unto Adam, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. In sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, nevertheless, thou mayest be preserved in childbearing. Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee, in righteousness." To Adam, the Lord said: "Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast partaken of the forbidden fruit, the earth shall be cursed for thy sake. Instead of producing fruits and flowers spontaneously, it shall bring forth thorns, thistles, briars, and noxious weeds, to afflict and torment man. And by the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread all the days of thy life, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." Having been commanded, Jehovah provided Adam and Eve with coats of skins for a covering. The Garment which was placed upon you after you had been washed and anointed, represents the coat of skins or covering of Adam and Eve. They were also promised that further light and knowledge would be given them. The Law of Obedience was then taught Adam and Eve, and accepted by them. Eve covenanted with Adam that thence forth she would obey the law of her husband, and abide by his counsel in righteousness; and Adam covenanted with the Lord that he would obey the Lord, and keep his commandments. You, likewise covenanted to comply with the Law of Obedience. The Law of Sacrifice, accompanying the Law of Obedience, as contained in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, was next presented to Adam; and you were all placed under covenant to observe it. The Law of Obedience and Sacrifice includes the promise of the Savior, the Only Begotten of the Father, who is full of grace and truth, and who by His sacrifice has become the Redeemer of Mankind. All things should be done in the Name of the Son. An angel of the Lord explained this to Adam, who was given the privilege of showing his Obedience by offering sacrifices to the Lord, in similitude of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Later, the people of Israel lived under this law, which continued in force until the death of Jesus Christ. The First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty was given you; and you were told that the name of this token is your New Name or the New Name of the dead, if officiating for the dead. The sacred nature of the tokens of the Priesthood was carefully explained at this time. You were placed under solemn covenant never to reveal these tokens, with their accompanying names, signs, an penalties, even at the peril of your life. You were told that the execution of the penalties indicate different ways in which life may be taken; then, Adam and Eve were driven out of the garden into the Telestial Kingdom, or the lone and dreary world, the world in which we are now living. There, Adam offered a prayer saying "Oh God, hear the words of my mouth!", repeating it three times. Satan entered, and claiming to be the god of this world, asked Adam what he desired. Adam replied that he was waiting for messengers from his Father. Satan declared that a preacher would soon arrive. A man representing a sectarian minister entered and preached doctrine which Adam did not accept. Peter, James and John were sent down by the Lord, to learn, without disclosing their identity, if the man Adam had been faithful to his covenants. They found that he had been faithful and so reported. They were sent down again, this time in their true character as Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, to visit and to instruct Adam and his posterity in the Telestial World. Before so teaching the people, they cast Satan out. The Law of the Gospel, as contained in the Book of Mormon and the Bible was then given Adam and his posterity. You were placed under covenant to obey the Law of the Gospel, and to avoid all lightmindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the Lord's anointed, and taking the name of the Lord in vain. The Robe of the Holy Priesthood was placed upon your left shoulder, according to the order of the Aaronic Priesthood. The Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood was given you, with its name, sign, and penalty; and you were informed that the name of this token is your first given name, or the first given name of the person for whom you are officiating. The Robe of the Holy Priesthood was then changed to the right shoulder, as was done anciently, when officiating in the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood. With the robe on the right shoulder, you have authority also if called to the Bishopric, to act in the Aaronic Priesthood. You were then introduced with the Robe of the Holy Priesthood on the right shoulder into the Terrestrial Kingdom. The Law of Chastity was there explained to you in plainness, and you were placed under covenant to obey this law. The First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or Sign of the Nail, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty was next given you. You were told that the name of the First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood is "the Son'" meaning the Son of God. The Book of Doctrine and Covenants, in connection with the Book of Mormon and the Bible was presented to you; and the Law of Consecration as contained in the book of Doctrine and Covenants was explained to you, and you received this law by covenant. The Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail, or the Nail in the Sure Place was given you, together with its sign. The name of this token will be given you at the veil. This token has reference to the crucifixion of the Savior. When he was placed upon the cross, the crucifiers drove nails through the palms of his hands, then fearing that the weight of his body would cause the nails to tear through the flesh of his hands, they drive nails through his wrists. Hence, in the palm is the Sign of the Nail, and in the wrist is the Sure Sign of the Nail, or the Nail in the Sure Place. You have now progressed so far in the Endowment that you are ready to receive the name of the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, and to pass through the Veil, into the Celestial Kingdom. The sisters in this company who are to be married and sealed for time and eternity should be taken through the Veil by their intended husband. Others will be taken through the Veil by the regular temple workers. Brethren and sisters, you will have received this day, the sacred ordinances of the Endowment, the Eternal Plan of Salvation for man as he journeys from his pre-existenant state, to his future high place in the Celestial Kingdom, has been presented to you. You have covenanted to obey all the laws of the gospel, including the laws of Obedience, Sacrifice, Chastity, and Consecration, which make possible an exaltation with the Gods; and you have received the First and Second Tokens of the Aaronic Priesthood, and the First and Second Tokens of the Melchizedek Priesthood, wit the names, signs, and penalties of these tokens, except the name of the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, which will be given you at the Veil. All this is done for the glory, honor and endowment of the children of Zion. Brethren and sisters, strive to comprehend the glorious things presented to you this day. No other people on earth have ever had this privilege, except as they have received the keys of the Priesthood, given in the Endowment. These are what are termed "the Mysteries of Godliness," that which will enable you to understand the expression of the Saviour, made just prior to his betrayal: "This is life Eternal, that they might know the Only True God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent." May God bless you all, amen.

CEREMONY AT THE VEIL.

(At this point, a temple worker motions to the patrons, row by row, directing them to the various Veil segments. A worker stands at each segment to introduce the patron to "the Lord" who is on the other side of the Veil. The worker gives three distinct taps with the mallet.) LORD: What is wanted? WORKER: Adam, having been true and faithful in all things, desires further light and knowledge, by conversing with the Lord, through the Veil [for and in behalf of _____, who is dead]. LORD: Present him at the Veil, and his request shall be granted. (The Lord gives the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood through the opening in the Veil.) LORD: What is that? PATRON: The First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. LORD: Has it a name? PATRON: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PATRON: I will, through the Veil. (The patron gives the New Name). (The Lord gives the Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood.) LORD: What is that? PATRON: The Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood. LORD: Has it a name? PATRON: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PATRON: I will, through the Veil (The patron gives the first given name of the person for whom the temple work is being done). (The Lord gives the First Token of the Melchizedeck Priesthood.) LORD: What is that? PATRON: The First Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, or Sign of the Nail. LORD: Has it a name? PATRON: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PATRON: I will, through the Veil--the Son. (The Lord gives the Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood.) LORD: What is that? PATRON: The Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure sign of the Nail. LORD: Has it a name? PATRON: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PATRON: I cannot. I have not yet received it. For this purpose I have come to converse with the Lord through the Veil. LORD: You shall receive it upon the Five Points of Fellowship through the Veil. (The Lord and the patron, still holding the grip, embrace upon the Five points of Fellowship by placing their left arms through the marks of the compass and square, which are cut through the Veil. The patron's left arm goes through the mark of the compass, and the Lord's left arm goes through the mark of the square.) LORD: This is the name of the Token--

"Health in the navel, marrow in the bones, strength in the loins and in the sinews, power in the Priesthood be upon me, and upon my posterity through all generations of time, and throughout all eternity."

LORD: What is that? PATRON: The Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail. LORD: Has it an name? PATRON: It has. LORD: Will you give it to me? PATRON: I will, upon the Five Points of Fellowship through the Veil.--

Health in the navel, marrow in the bones, strength in the loins and in the sinews, power in the Priesthood be upon me, and upon my posterity through all generations of time, and throughout all eternity.

LORD: That is correct. (The Lord and patron break the ceremonial embrace, and the temple worker gives three taps with the mallet.) LORD: What is wanted? WORKER: Adam, having conversed with the Lord through the Veil, desires now to enter his presence. LORD: Let him enter. (The Veil is now parted and the Lord takes the patron by the right hand, and pulls him gently through the Veil into the Celestial Room.)


FUNDAMENTALIST LATTER DAY  SAINTS - FLDS

I visited Colorado City, Utah-Arizona as the town lies on the state line. By shear accident I met Flora Jessop, a woman who grew up in that community as is well aware of he many obscenities that go on in that organization.   I first noticed that most of the houses had walls or fences so that you could not see anyone inside the properties.  I later learned from Flora Jessop, Childpro.org, helpthebrides.com, that the fences were to keep the children inside from looking out and seeing or knowing anything about the outside world. Flora told me that ultimately, women, especially young female children were the currency of the church.  Flora's websites are probably the most informative websites concerting Warren Jepps and the FLDS Church.

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