Today I sit down with Greg Kearney. Greg is both a Mormon and a Mason and today we discuss the connection between the two in the LDS Endowment. Many Latter-Day Saints are caught off guard when they discover that the LDS Endowment is very interconnected with Masonry and its ritual. Today we address this connection and other influences of Masonry on Mormonism.
(Photo is of a 12th Century relief statue from Naples Italy)
Masonic Misunderstandings and Mormon Hypersensitivities
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I loved this podcast and I would love for you to do another one on this topic. If Joesph Smith isn’t using or borrowing ANY outside sources for the translation of the Book of Mormon then why is he using and borrowing from a fourteenth centre fraternity for a saving ordinance? This is my largest problem, and I do understand that maybe it was needed for the saints to learn the ordinance in a way that was familiar to them but it still bothers me that he can’t get “original” ritualistic revelation from God like he did with the Book of Mormon.