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Kolob is a star or planet described in Mormon scripture. Reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, a work published byJoseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. According to this work, Kolob is the heavenly body nearest to thethrone of God. While the Book of Abraham refers to Kolob as a "star", it also refers to planets as stars, and therefore, some LDS commentators consider Kolob to be a planet. Other Latter Day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormons) consider Kolob to be a metaphor.
Kolob has never been identified with any modern astronomical object and is not recognized as an ancient concept by modernEgyptology. Kolob is rarely discussed in modern LDS religious contexts, but it is periodically a topic of discussion in criticism of Mormonism. The idea appears within LDS culture, including an LDS hymn about it. Kolob is also the inspiration for the fictional planetKobol within the Battlestar Galactica universe, created by Glen A. Larson, a Mormon.
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A temple garment (also referred to as garments, or Mormon underwear) is a type of underwear worn by a vast majority of adherents of the Latter Day Saint movement, after they have taken part in the Endowment ceremony. Garments are worn both day and night and are required for any previously endowed adult to enter a temple. The undergarments are viewed as a symbolic reminder of thecovenants made in temple ceremonies and are seen as either a symbolic or literal source of protection from the evils of the world.
The garment is given as part of the washing and anointing portion of the endowment. Today, the temple garment is worn primarily by members of LDS Church and by members of some Mormon fundamentalist churches. Adherents consider them to be sacred and not suitable for public display. Anti-Mormon activists have occasionally publicly displayed or defaced temple garments to advance their opposition to the LDS Church.
Temple garments are sometimes derided as "magic underwear" by non-Mormons, but Mormons view this terminology to be misleading and derogatory.[6
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Mormons ( //) are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement, which began with the visions of Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s. After Smith's death in 1844 the Mormons followed Brigham Young to what would become the Utah Territory. Today a vast majority of Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) while a minority are members of other churches. Some Mormons are also either independent or non-practicing. The center of Mormon cultural influence is in Utah, and North America has more Mormons than any other continent, though the majority of Mormons live outside the United States.
Mormons have developed a strong sense of communality that stems from their doctrine and history. During the 19th century Mormon converts tended to gather to a central geographic location, and between 1852 and 1890 many Mormons openly practiced plural marriage, a form of religious polygamy. Mormons dedicate large amounts of time and resources to serving in their church, and many young Mormons choose to serve a full time proselytizing mission. Mormons have a health code that eschews alcoholic beverages, tobacco, coffee, tea, and other addictive substances. They tend to be very family-oriented, and have strong connections across generations and with extended family. Mormons also have a strict law of chastity, requiring abstention from sexual relations outside of marriage and strict fidelity within marriage.
Mormons self-identify as Christian, though some of their beliefs differ from mainstream Christianity. Mormons believe in the Bible, as well as other books of scripture, such as the Book of Mormon. They have a unique view of cosmology, and believe that all people are spirit-children of God. Mormons believe that returning to God requires following the example of Jesus Christ, and accepting his atonement through ordinances such as baptism. They believe that Christ's church was restored through Joseph Smith, and is guided by living prophets and apostles. Central to Mormon faith is the belief that God speaks to his children and answers their prayers.
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Mormonism is a key deception in the end game. The common theme in all the deception in what we know as Christianity is putting physical understanding to spiritual truth. The key doctrine of the Mormon is that they are the tribe of Ephriem and Manaseh, physically. This is very important because the true understanding of Ephriem and Manaseh is that they represent the multitude saved from the deception at the end of the world, and are the means by which they are aloud into the tribes of Israel.
The key here is the fact that Israel after the cross of Jesus Christ is a spiritual house and is now open to Gentiles. The gentiles come in to the house of Israel because of the finished work on the cross. The physical lost tribe stuff is all deception based on the key to all the deception, putting physical understanding to truth that is spiritual.
Jesus said my kingdom is not of this world. His kingdom taught one way, by what he taught on New Jerusalem, is a spiritual kingdom, is built with the true believers in the Lord jesus Christ.
See the thing we have to realize is Satan knew full well all the doctrines to attack to set up the "Strong Delusion" (2 Thes 2) at the end of the age. We see 3 major apostate trains of thought enter in at the same period of time, the late 1800's that all attacked key and critical doctrine.
Mormonism with Joseph Smith attacked the identity of the Multitude the type and shadow of Ephrium and Manaseh who are the spiritual identity of the lost apostate Christian caught in the Harlot Religious System at the Coming of the Son of Man.
Jehovah Witnesses with Charles Taze Russell attack the identity of the 144000 who are the true Remnant Chrisitans that see the Abomination in the organized "Christian" religious system and "flee" to the wilderness. This is a very important doctrine and was a target of Satan to prepare the last days deception.
Schofield Dispensationalism with John Darby and Cyress Schofield, the third main source of false doctrine also attacked the ultimate key understanding at the end of the age. Israel. Israel is Gods means by which he saves his people. Israel is the body of called out followers of the true God. Israel was is and always will be Gods chosen people. Israel is a spiritual construct. The account of Israel in the old testament was an example
1 Cor 10 All these things happened unto them for enxample ands are written for our admonition upon whom the end of the world has come.
The biggest problem today is the Christians don't realize "They are Israel" Satan knew this as the primary doctrine to attack, along with help from the other gospels from JWs and the Mormons. Through these 3 trains of false teaching Satan has the masses decieved.
The key? they all focus on physical. After the cross everything important becomes spiritual. This is why we must be born again of the spirit to "SEE" the kingdom of God.
Satan has successfully confused todays Christians by taking away their most important posession, their identity. By doing that Christians see themselves as some group of people exempt from judgement from believing a false teaching of grace without truth.
There are no liers in heaven. Most professing Christians, Jws and Mormons included are believing a lie, and because of this are "damned" 2 thes 2.
Israel are Gods covenant people. True Christians have the covenant written on their hearts. This is all twisted and distoreted today by the lying false prophets spewing "flatteries" from the pulpits.
Those that do wickedly against the covenant he will corrupt with flatteries. but those who do know their God will do exploits.
Everything runs twice. Today the Christian religious system is in the same state of desolation and apostasy as the religious system of Jesus' day. Again they knew not the hour of thier visitation.
The kingdom of God comes without observation. Again the Religious System will miss the second coming just like they did the first. By the time the Lord apears in the clouds it will be to late.
Advise: flee Babylon which is organised religion. Flee to the spiritual wilderness, study the King James Blble with nothing more than a "love for the truth" God will reveal himself to you and you will be free from the deception that has the professing Christian world in the snare.
Far as a snare shall it come upon them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Luke 21
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