Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

bookofmormontruth

Temple Promises

Recommended Posts

Vaughn J. Featherstone: Temple Promises

Temple statement for Utah South Area given in the Manti Temple in April 1987 by President Vaughn J. Featherstone.

He promised if members of the Church would spend half a day in the Temple each month the following blessings would result:

President Vaughn J. Featherstone promised if members of the Church would spend half a day in the Temple each month the following blessings would result:

1. A man would become mighty, and a woman powerful.

2. It would serve as great "insurance protection" for your marriage.

3. The blessings of the eternal God will be called down upon you, and great spiritual growth will be yours.

4. Unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them.

5. Your families will draw close to the Lord and there will be no empty chairs in the Celestial Kingdom.

6. Your children will go on missions.

7. Your children will get married in the temple.

8. The veil will be thin, you will have spiritual growth, and many spiritual experiences will distill upon you.

9. You will be prepared for exaltation-with a celestial body, a celestial mind and a celestial personality.

10. You will become receptive to divine guidance and receive spiritual perception to help you grapple with your problems and cares.

11. You will see clearly how to make critical decisions that weigh heavily on your mind.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"The season of the world before us will be like no other in the history of mankind. Satan has unleashed every evil, every scheme, every blatant, vile perversion ever known to man in any generation. Just as this is the dispensation of the fullness of times, so it is also the dispensation of the fullness of evil. We and our wives and husbands, our children, and our members must find safety. There is no safety in the world, wealth cannot provide it, enforcement agencies cannot assure it, membership in this Church alone cannot bring it.

As the evil night darkens upon this generation, we must come to the temple for light and safety. In our temples we find quiet, sacred havens where the storm cannot penetrate to us. There are hosts of unseen sentinels watching over us and guarding our Temples. Angels attend every door. As it was in the days of Elisha so it will be for us: 'Those that be with us are more than they that be against us.' Before the Savior comes the world will darken. There will come a period of time where even the elect will lose hope if they do not come to the temples. The world will be so filled with evil that the righteous will only feel secure within these walls. The Saints will come here not only to do vicarious work, but to find a haven of peace. They will long to bring their children here for safety sake.

I believe we may well have living on the earth now or very soon, the boy or babe who will be the prophet of the Church when the Savior comes. Those who will sit in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are here. There are many in our homes and communities who will have apostolic callings. We must keep them clean, sweet, and pure in an oh-so-wicked world. There will be greater hosts of unseen beings in the temple. Prophets of old as well as those in this dispensation will visit the temples. Those who attend will feel their strength and their companionship. We will not be alone in our temples.

Our garments worn as instructed will clothe us in a manner as protective as temple walls. The covenants and ordinances will fill us with faith as living fire. In a day of desolating sickness, scorched earth, barren waste, sickening plagues, disease, destruction and death, we as a people will rest in the shade of trees, we will drink from the cooling fountains. We will abide in places of refuge from the storm, we will mount up as on eagles wings, we will be lifted out of an insane and evil world. We will be as fair as the sun and as clear as the moon.

The Savior will come and will honor His people. Those who are spared and prepared will be a temple loving people. They will know him. They will cry out, 'blessed be the name of He that cometh in the name of the Lord. Thou art my God and I will bless thee, Thou art my God and I will exalt thee.'

Our children will bow down at his feet and worship Him as the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. They will bathe His feet with their tears and He will weep and bless them for having suffered through the greatest trials ever known to man. His bowels will be filled with compassion and His heart will swell as wide as eternity and He will love them. He will bring peace that will last a thousand years and they will receive their reward to dwell with Him.

Let us prepare them with the faith to surmount every trial and every condition. We will do it in these holy, sacred temples. Come, come, come up to the temples of the Lord and abide in His presence."

Does anyone know if this is verifiable?

Especially in light with this statement: "I believe we may well have living on the earth now or very soon, the boy or babe who will be the prophet of the Church when the Savior comes. Those who will sit in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are here".

Share this post


Link to post

Vaughn J. Featherstone: Temple Promises

Does anyone know if this is verifiable?

Especially in light with this statement: "I believe we may well have living on the earth now or very soon, the boy or babe who will be the prophet of the Church when the Savior comes. Those who will sit in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are here".

Unless you can find it in an official publication, I would call it 'folklore' even if it is based on an actual talk due to it being unlikely that he corrected any mistakes or even gave permission for it to be circulated. They have had so much problems with this in the past it is appears from what I have heard from friends attending various meetings with church leaders that it is standard to ask people to turn off any recording devices and to take notes only for personal use so that they don't wake up in a day or two to find their 'talk' going taking the email round.

Share this post


Link to post

Found this:

There are two transcripts of this statement, apparently; the last part of the statement (starting with "God bless the Utah South Area") comes from the longer transcript only. The longer transcript claims to be something that was "Presented as a vision of the Utah South Area in Area Council Meeting, February 19, 1987," while the shorter transcript claims to be an address delivered by Vaughn J. Featherstone dated April 1987. The title on this page is the title that was at the top of the sheet one of the transcripts was on; no other background information was given in either transcript.

I have been told that this document bears striking similarities to the first chapter of Vaughn J. Featherstone's book The incomparable Christ, as well as a couple of addresses he has given at various places. Whether the text given here is actually a transcribed address of Vaughn J. Featherstone's or something written based on his words has not yet been determined, however.

http://www.lds.net/forums/lds-gospel-discussion/2666-utah-south-von-j-featherstone.html

Share this post


Link to post

And this:

I was cleaning out my files when I came across this address given by Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone. It was originally given in 1987, and then the theme was reportedly revisited by him in 1993. A PowerPoint slide show of this talk, interspersed with images of temples, is making its way around the Internet also. It's beautiful.
http://laurielclewis.blogspot.com/2009/09/haven-in-world-of-turmoil.html

Share this post


Link to post

I am assuming you got it from the Mormon Chronicle site (no surprise) so have the quote from the book mentioned above already.

If it was a temple talk, there would have been no recording devices...or should not have been, depending on where it was given there one wonders if this would have been straight from memory.

Share this post


Link to post

I am assuming you got it from the Mormon Chronicle site (no surprise) so have the quote from the book mentioned above already.

If it was a temple talk, there would have been no recording devices...or should not have been, depending on where it was given there one wonders if this would have been straight from memory.

No, I didn't get it from them.

I really liked it especially the "blessings", but I will chalk it up to folk-lore.

Share this post


Link to post

Makes me wish I lived closer to the Manti temple.

Share this post


Link to post

No, I didn't get it from them.

I really liked it especially the "blessings", but I will chalk it up to folk-lore.

Hello bomt...

I, too, really like the blessings and as I read them, I see many at work in my own life. Having served as an ordinance worker weekly for almost six years, plus attending sessions at least twice monthly as part of being a worker, I grew to love attending the temple and the numerous spiritual experiences as well as an overall peacefulness in my life in general... no matter the chaos of the world around me.

GG

Share this post


Link to post

Hello bomt...

I, too, really like the blessings and as I read them, I see many at work in my own life. Having served as an ordinance worker weekly for almost six years, plus attending sessions at least twice monthly as part of being a worker, I grew to love attending the temple and the numerous spiritual experiences as well as an overall peacefulness in my life in general... no matter the chaos of the world around me.

GG

I agree. Well said!

Share this post


Link to post

Vaughn J. Featherstone: Temple Promises

Does anyone know if this is verifiable?

Especially in light with this statement: "I believe we may well have living on the earth now or very soon, the boy or babe who will be the prophet of the Church when the Savior comes. Those who will sit in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are here".

First I am skeptical of the messenger clearly stepping beyond his authority to declare things such as this, if he actually said it at all. Featherstone had/has some rather declared fundamentalist leanings, which are views he shared with Hartman Rector Jr....much to the delight of a certain group of Manti residents still obsessing over these very words.

Share this post


Link to post

First I am skeptical of the messenger clearly stepping beyond his authority to declare things such as this, if he actually said it at all. Featherstone had/has some rather declared fundamentalist leanings, which are views he shared with Hartman Rector Jr....much to the delight of a certain group of Manti residents still obsessing over these very words.

Crazy! Scary! crazy.gif

Are you saying they use the "Temple Promises" and obsess over it?

Share this post


Link to post
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...