My views on temples is completely different than that of nearly anyone.
I have determined that there are three types of houses of God. I’ve classified them as such:
House of God
House/Temple of God
Temple of God.
Read the series to understand how I came to these conclusions.
Houses of God pt. 1 “The Fulness of the Gospel”
Houses of God pt. 2 “Kirtland”
Houses of God pt. 3 “Nauvoo”
Houses of God pt. 4 “The Redemption of Zion”
Houses of God pt. 5 “The Temple of Doom”
[Note: I recognize the series is kinda long. I recommend reading at least part 3-5 for context.]
In my opinion I have proven (though I changed no one’s mind) that it was the Nauvoo HOUSE that needed to be built in time before the church was rejected, and not the Nauvoo Temple.
I believe this is important, because Denver Snuffer is building a temple and not a house when a house needs to first be built in order to receive the fulness of the priesthood.
I reached out to Snufferites to challenge me, and none did.
The Anarchist of https://ldsanarchy.wordpress.com/ however took me for a fool.
He believes my contention to be laughable.
He also believes that the Nauvoo Temple was accepted by God.
I find THAT laughable. He thinks that an unfinished temple was enough to appease God.
This is what the Lord says about his houses:
“Let them from that time forth labor diligently until it shall be finished, from the cornerstone thereof unto the top thereof, until there shall not anything remain that is not finished.”
So to me it sounds like God isn’t interested in unfinished temples.
Joseph Smith said this: “Don’t deny revelation. If the Temple and Nauvoo House are not finished, you must run away. Our salvation depends on it.”
The Nauvoo Temple was not finished. The historical record PROVES THAT.
This is what Brigham Young said in admittance:
“I met with the Council of the Twelve in the southeast corner room of the attic of the Temple. We knelt around the altar, and dedicated the building to the Most High. We asked his blessing upon our intended move to the west; also asking him to enable us some day to finish the Temple, and dedicate it to him, and we would leave it in his hands to do as he pleased; and to preserve the building as a monument to Joseph Smith. We asked the Lord to accept the labors of his servants in this land. We then left the Temple.”
Immediately after Brigham’s prayer, the temple caught fire and went up in flames.
This happened in 1846.
Even by then, they never finished the freaking temple…
The historical record shows that the apostles built a masonic temple and built themselves expensive brick houses during the time in which they should have put all efforts into the Nauvoo House and Temple.
The Nauvoo Temple was never accepted by God.
That should be sufficient to prove that the church was rejected by God by this time.
I take it a step further and say the church was rejected by 1842. I also take it another step further and say that the Nauvoo House was what was being commanded of God to build during that appointed time in Nauvoo.
My ideas make things more complicated and harder for people to digest, but they are nonetheless true. All my ideas support the fact that the masonic endowment and polygamy were ploys of Satan. My conclusions let everything fall into their proper place.
I also believe that the Nauvoo Temple was defiled by its occult symbols as well as the Moroni statue. The Kirtland House/Temple, which was accepted by God, had none of that.
Now with all of this mind, in regards to Far West I want to mention something I’m suspecting about Section 115.
I believe that in order to understand the D&C we have to remove ourselves from the historical context of each revelation.
The Saints believed Section 124 was referring to the Nauvoo Temple– because that’s where they were doing baptisms for the dead– and the Saints believed Section 84 was referring to the temple in Missouri, not the Kirtland House/Temple.
We have to mystically observe God’s word without using the hindsight of an apostate church!
Section 115 gives the commandment to build a House in Far West–
Or does it?
I believe Section 115 was never meant to have anything to do with Far West.
Perhaps Joseph and the Saints believed it was, but I believe it was a foreshadowing of the future.
This is speculative, and I don’t really feel like explaining it. I can’t even get people to believe anything else I’ve written about temples! Email me and I’ll entertain you:
theworkofthefather37 @ gmail . com
This is the last I will write in this series.
Perhaps I will write a part seven when I receive word that we must go to the Kirtland House/Temple for the solemn assembly as part of the marvelous work and a wonder….
Until then, yours truly: