Brigham Young himself referred to the Temple Garment as “magical” in nature, he even went so far as to declare that Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, were “FALLEN PROPHETS” because they had earlier renounced the wearing of magical underwear when they travelled to Carthage. Young declared in a SLC sermon that the Smiths were likely killed because they didn’t have the magic “Protections” afforded by the “garments” while others such as John Taylor were protected.
Of course what the propaganda film fails to mention is the incredible similarities of the Mormon “temple robes” to that of the Jewish B’nai B’rith Freemason ceremonial “temple robes”. Of course it also fails to mention that Joseph Smith copied the “temple robes” from them. It also fails to mention that the “sacred symbols” sewn into the temple underwear consist of the three symbols of Freemasonry as well – the Masonic compass, the Square, and the Straight Rule -which covers the left and right breast and the navel and the knee of the Mormon undies.
The four-minute film also fails to mention, of course, that ONLY in the BLACK MAGIC GRIMOIRES of Satanism does the concept of sewing SYMBOLS into underwear for the purposes of magical “protection” from the demonic entities conjured by the magic rites appear. This is not in any way, shape or form a Biblical edict -far from it. For that matter, it is not a Book of Mormon practice either. It is only done by those, who, like Lucy Mack Smith (Joseph’s mother) declared in her biographical book, wish to “perfect the FACULTY OF ABRAC” (i.e practice and master the biblically forbidden arts of black magic).
Furthermore, good Mormon people, just because the practice of wearing special temple garb was written in the Old Testament, it doesn’t mean it is applicable to you and Christianity today. Prior to the advent of Jesus, many other obtuse rituals were also conducted by the Hebrew priests – such as the burning of animals. Why can’t you understand that once Christ’s atonement was completed, ALL of the early “temple rituals” were rendered moot and unnecessary? Why can’t you understand that reverting back to Old Testament “temple worship” is in fact denying the efficacy of His incredible work on your behalf? Why can’t you understand that this is MOCKING HIM?? Why can’t you understand this is exactly what Paul told the “jews” who so anxiously rebuilt the damaged temple and re-installed the torn temple veil?
According to ex-LDS Historian Michael Quinn’s seminal book “Early Mormonism and the Magic World View” – Founder Joseph Smith and his entire family was deeply steeped in black magic ritual. Wikipedia informs us that to gain the “secret of ABRAC”, an initiate who follows the GRIMOIRE instructions must follow:
“an elaborate ritual whose purpose is to obtain the “knowledge and conversation” of the magician’s “guardian angel”. The preparations are elaborate, difficult, and long. All of the German texts describe a duration for the operation of 18 months before any divine contact is known. In the Mathers translation, they pray before sunrise and again at sunset. During this preparatory phase, there are many restrictions: chastity must be observed, alcoholic beverages refused, and the magician must conduct his business with scrupulous fairness. (Sound familiar at all, good Mormons??)
After the preparatory phase has been successfully completed, the magician’s Holy Guardian Angel will appear and reveal magical secrets.
Once this is accomplished, the magician must evoke the 12 Kings and Dukes of Hell (Lucifer, Satan, Leviathan, Belial, etc.) and bind them. Thereby, the magician gains command of them in his own mental universe, and removes their negative influence from his life. Further, these spirits must deliver a number of familiar spirits (four principal familiars, and several more associated with a set of magical word-square talismans provided in the Abramelin’s Book Four).”
The problem is, that once they are “evoked” – the 12 “Kings and Dukes of Hell” are never truly “bound” – rather, they possess the souls of the initiate in every single case.
Joseph Smith understood that the protective magic “talismans” are most effective when worn 24/7 directly against the practitioner’s skin. This is exactly where the Magician Joe Smith got the idea of sewing the Masonic emblems of POWER AND PROTECTION directly into the “sacred temple garment”.
I agree with the propaganda film above, the good Mormon people SHOULD be “offended” by the TRUTH of the origins of their customs are exposed.
There is no “good magic” dear Mormon people. There is only separation from Christ and His Gospel of Grace. Where are you?