Friday, December 26, 2014

Did They Really Say That?!?

The garments worn by those who receive endowments must be white and of the approved pattern.  They must not be altered and mutilated and are to be worn as intended, down to the wrist and ankle, and around the neck.  Admission to the temple will be refused those who do not comply with these requirements.  The Saints should know that the pattern of endowment garments was revealed from heaven, and the blessings promised in connection with wearing them will not be realized if any unauthorized change is made in their form or in the manner of wearing them.

Joseph F. Smith, “Temple Instructions to Bishops,” Messages of the First Presidency 5:110.

The first time I ever saw temple garments was in 1970, and they were short-sleeved and short-legged above the knee.  So if God revealed the design to be down to the wrist and ankle, does that mean no Mormon has been receiving the blessings connected with the garments since the changes were made?  Or do they have another revelation from God giving them a new pattern?

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