The adult speaker was a woman who was a convert to the church. She discussed her testimony of the temple. She started by saying it was weird at first because the temple prep class didn’t prepare her for the real thing. She was so confused. She relayed she was told to attend more and to look into the origins of the temple through her scriptures. She claimed to have attended an institute class where she learned all about the temple that resolved her concerns.
Use of the words “Washing”, “ever lasting covenant”, and “garments” in the Old Testament.
I’m half tempted to send her more information but at the end of the day “not my monkey, not my circus...”
But this got me thinking of developing a strong answer that allows for a better discussion.
Joseph Smith’s development in conjunction with polygamy.
Book of Abraham connection (problematic since Church essay topics debunk the Book of Abraham? )
Any other bullet points to expound on?The LDS temple endowment is likewise regarded as a restoration of ancient temple ordinances that "have been the same in all dispensations," according to Elder Bruce R. McConkie. The Mormon ritual was restored "in modern times to the Prophet Joseph Smith by revelation, many things connected with them being translated by the Prophet from the papyrus on which the Book of Abraham was recorded."6 LDS writer Hyrum Andrus concurs, citing Smith's explanations of figures 3 and 8 of Facsimile 2 of the Book of Abraham as evidence that "Joseph Smith obtained the essential covenants, keywords, etc. of the temple ceremony from the writings of Abraham."7