question for Mormons/former Mormons

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Mike McK, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Mike McK

    Mike McK
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    In the Temple Endowment ceremony, why do they continue to wear fig leaves when the Bible tells us that God fashioned a covering of animal skins for Adam and Eve that was to represent the animal sacrifice required for the covering of sin?

    What are the fig leaves supposed to represent?
     
  2. David Lamb

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    As I understand it, the Temple Endowment ceremony is the Mormon equivalent of a wedding. The ceremony seems to include a lot of instruction. The Mormon site: http://www.lds.org/portal/site/LDSO...30f0869b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1

    says (emphasis mine):
    “The Temple Endowment, as administered in modern temples, comprises instruction relating to the significance and sequence of past dispensations, and the importance of the present as the greatest and grandest era in human history. This course of instruction includes a recital of the most prominent events of the creative period, the condition of our first parents in the Garden of Eden, their disobedience and consequent expulsion from that blissful abode, their condition in the lone and dreary world when doomed to live by labor and sweat, the plan of redemption by which the great transgression may be atoned, the period of the great apostasy, the restoration of the Gospel with all its ancient powers and privileges, the absolute and indispensable condition of personal purity and devotion to the right in present life, and a strict compliance with Gospel requirements.…

    Such a re-enactment would include the fig-leaves. Hopefully they don't also enact the original bodily nakedness of Adam and Eve!
     

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