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The Book Of Jared
Omnia autem probate quod bonum est tenete

Overview for Doctrines

Come all ye sons of God...

One of the reasons I became a Freemason is because of the fraternity I felt with my brother masons. I know I should feel that same affection for my brothers in the priesthood, but I don't, and I wanted to look at why I don't.

Written by Jared on Monday June 15, 2015
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Time to get a grip...

Galations 2:9 refers to the "right hand of fellowship." Modern freemasons have "grips" or handshakes that are taught to initiates, and Latter-day Saints have similar grips in our temple ceremonies. What are these grips, what is their purpose?

Written by Jared on Wednesday June 10, 2015
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What is the value of a temple?

I often hear critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints complain about the cost of building a temple. To be sure, a temple is expensive to build and maintain, but what are the benefits of building a temple, outside of the spiritual benefits reserved only for worthy members? Are there tangible physical, economic, and sociological benefits that extend not just to the membership of the LDS faith, but also to those outside the faith?

Written by Jared on Thursday January 29, 2015
Permalink - Category: Doctrines