Topical Guide: T
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God ... If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy."
Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, "I Am Clean", General Conference, April 2007, Priesthood Session
"Do not permit yourself to be tattooed."
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", pp. 75-76
Teachers and Deacons are standing ministers and great things will be required of them in the absence of other officers. They are to strengthen members' faith, and persuade and urge forgiveness.
Pres. Packer, Elder Perry, "Principles of Teaching and Learning", Ensign, June 2007
Using the Scriptures
Pray for the Gift of Teaching
The Responsibility to Teach
Teaching by the Spirit
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, "Teaching and Learning in the Church", Ensign, June 2007
A High Priority
Preparing to Teach
Everybody Can Teach
"Ask and Ye Shall Receive"
Teach from the Scriptures
Teach by the Spirit
Talks about the importance and power of teaching the doctrines of Christ, as well as the need to begin teaching young.
Shared a good story from the life of one of his ancestors in which teaching the gospel got her in trouble, and then out of trouble again.
Temple in Jackson County Missouri
Why the saints were overcome. (1833)
Declaration that the temple in Jackson County Missouri would be bult in this generation (dispensation).
Orson Pratt, "King Limhi's Enquiry, etc.", Journal of Discourses, pp. 215-216
Definition of "generation" unknown, unspecified.
Commandment to build temple. (1833)
Prophecy implying the saints would settle in the mountains. (1831)
James E. Talmage, "Articles of Faith", p. 22
Joseph Smith Prophecied "that the saints would continue to suffer much affliction, and would be driven to the Rocky Mountains."
(Cited from Millenial Star, vol. 19, p. 630; History of the Church, vol. 5, p. 396)
Temple in Jerusalem
The Dead Sea Scrolls, 4Q522, Col. 2
A prophecy of the building of the first temple in Jerusalem.
Temple of Solomon
Enoch sees the Temple of Solomon in a symbolic dream.
Tad R. Callister, "The Inevitable Apostasy", pp. 248-252
How the temple ordinances were lost during the great apostasy.
Discusses the importance of temple ordinances.
Temple Rumors of Antiquity
Josephus, "Flavius Josephus against Apion", 2.7
Josephus addresses a rumor being circulated that the jews kept an image of an ass's head in their temple.
Josephus, "Flavius Josephus against Apion", 2.8
Josephus records and discredits a false tale being circulated that the Jews of would annually catch themselves a Greek who they would then fatten up and take out into the wilderness to sacrifice and eat.
Elder Lynn G. Robbins, "Oil in Our Lamps", Ensign, June 2007
Discusses the importance of temple worthiness in relation to being prepared to meet the Lord.
Discusses the importance of temple work and makes a plea that we attend.
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Inspirational Thoughts", Ensign, September 2007, Subheading: "The Very Purpose of the Work", "Come to the Temple"
We are encouraged to attend, or at least qualify to attend, the temple.
It is central to the purpose of the church's work and the work of the Lord.
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man"
"God ... will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape"
"Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Joseph Smith told that he was to be tempted, because of his family's poverty, to obtain the gold plates for the sake of getting gain.
Elder Henry B. Eyring, "Gifts of the Spirit for Hard Times", Ensign, June 2007
"The memory of a great spiritual experience in which that truth was confirmed to you won't be sufficient."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Inspirational Thoughts", Ensign, September 2007, Subheading: "Put It to the Test"
"... if you have any doubt ... put it to the test."
A good story about the power of one little girl's testimony.
"every teacher must conclude his or her class, in the Church and at home—in the spirit of testimony."
Times of the Gentiles
Description of some signs of the Second Coming as they relate to the times of the Gentiles.
"Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
"He that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming."
Hence tithing has become known colloquially as "Fire Insurance."
Elwin C. Robison, "The Orange Car", Ensign, June 2007
A story about how the Lord will bless us for paying our tithing.
How the advice of a home teacher helped a family to muster the faith to pay tithing during hard times and realize great blessings.
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 68
On the 29th of November 1833, Joseph Smith an Oliver Cowdery offered to start paying a tithe if the Lord would bless them to be able to repay their debts.
Cited in "Lesson 17: The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast," Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 93
"The simplest statement we know of is the statement of the Lord himself, namely, that the members of the Church should pay 'one-tenth of all their interest annually,' which is understood to mean income. No one is justified in making any other statement than this"
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 69
Joseph Smith communicated that "it is very difficult for us to communicate to the churches all that God has revealed to us, in consequence of tradition".
Enoch describes his spirit as having been transfigured.
Dallin H. Oaks, "The Great Plan of Happiness", October Conference, 1993, Sunday Afternoon Session
Elder oaks discusses the fall and contrasts sin with transgression. Some interesting quotes extent. (ie. I should go out and get those sources.)
Gives a description of conditions that could not be sin, but could be transgression. Suggests that transgressions create a need to sacrifice.
An interesting discussion of transgressions which might provide some food for thought and certainly is valuable in demonstarting that the sin/transgression distinction is not unique to Mormonism. However, the the thinking relies on Biblical word-usage in a way that at times makes me cringe, because it seems to ignore the possibility of corruption of the text. However as a work of apologetics this is fitting, since it speaks to the prejudice of the intendid audience.
Translation of Beings
Kent P. Jackson, "Joseph Smith's Commentary on the Bible", Genesis 5:24; Moses 7:69, p. 19
Translation a power of the priesthood.
Translated beings live in terrestrial order as ministering angels and have not yet entered into a fulness.
Enoch 71:1-5(Lumpkin) 70:1-7(Laurence)
Enoch "translated" to heaven.
The word seem to refer to the individual being physically relocated.
"By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. "
The meaning of Translation
Translation is typically compared with Transfiguration as being a more permanent state. As Joseph Smith describes, however, the state of translated beings is not a permanent one.
If The Book of Enoch is to be taken as a guide in this matter (and, of course, there may be linguistic translation issues regarding the terminology), the term "translation" denotes a physical relocation. This description of things is immediately appealing as it seems to fit in with what is known about the subject from more reliable sources.
This is, indeed, in keeping with the definition of the word translation, and is in fact a common usage in the field of physics.
Hebrews 11:5 seems to take this meaning as correct, saying that Enoch "was not found, because God had translated him".
Tree of Knowledge
Enoch sees the Tree of Knowledge as part of a dream.
3 Nephites to be twinkled at second coming.
Describing the millenium:
"And he that liveth in righteousness shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye..."
Regarding the millenium:
"...old men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye."
Describing millenial conditions:
"And when he dies he shall not sleep, that is to say in the earth, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up, and his rest shall be glorious. "