80 years ago today - Aug 23, 1933

[Heber J. Grant, Anthony W. Ivins, and J. Reuben Clark Jr. to Stake Presidents, Aug. 23, 1933] ... The Church discontinued the use of all Temple garment labels several years ago. Notwithstanding this fact garments are still sold to the public bearing labels reading in some such form as the following: "This Garment Approved 1st Presidency. No knitted garment approved which does not bear this label;" or "This garment approved by the Presidency: Always look for this label on an approved garment;" and similar formulae. You will direct all Bishops in your Stakes to advise every person who applies for a recommend to enter the Temple, that the Church has no label of any sort for Temple garments; that it has not authorized, nor does it sanction, the placing of any label of any sort on Temple garments; and that the use of all such labels by any and all mercantile establishments is a misrepresentation of fact. ... You will direct all Bishops also to instruct every applicant for a Temple recommend, that Temple garments with shoulder straps instead of sleeves do not meet the requirements of a proper garment, nor do they meet the obligations assumed in the endowment ceremony by those endowed. Temple garments with straps are disapproved. ...

[Source: Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]


  1. Temples, temple garments, temple endowment ceremonies, etc., have always been for those who are willfully blind and delusional, straying far from the correct interpretation of the KJV and the BOM only.

    "The Most High God dwelleth not in temples made with hands." (Acts 7:48; 17:24). Those days have been over forever since 30 A.D.

  2. [4] Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
    [8] Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. (Jeremiah 7)

  3. "They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries;" (2 Nephi 28:13).

  4. "For behold, ye do love money, and your substance, and your fine apparel, and the adorning of your churches, more than ye love the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted." (Mormon 8:37)

  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple: Cost = $68-70 Million.


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