But we won't be performing it, so we will be OK with PETA. Well, on that
one issue at least.
John W. Redelfs wrote:
> Speaking of PETA, I just found another source for my claim that animal
> sacrifice will be restored in this dispensation. It is in the correlated
> CES student manual for the Old Testament 1 King through Malachi on page
> (27-32) Ezekiel 43:18-27. What Sacrifices Will Be Offered in the Temple?
> President Joseph Fielding Smith explained:
> "When these temples [the temple seen by Ezekiel and others to be built in
> the New Jerusalem] are built, it is very likely that provisions will be
> made for some ceremonies and ordinances which may be performed by the
> Aaronic Priesthood and a place provided where the sons of Levi may offer
> their offering in righteousness. This will have to be the case because
> things are to be restored. There were ordinances performed in ancient
> Israel in the tabernacle when in the wilderness, and after it was
> established at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, and later in the temple built
> by Solomon. The Lord has informed us that this was the case, and has said
> that in those edifices ordinances for the people were performed....
> "We are living in the dispensation of the fulness of times into which all
> things are to gathered, and all things are to be restored since the
> beginning. Even this earth is to be restored to the condition that
> prevailed before Adam's transgression. Now in the nature of things, the
> law of sacrifice will have to be restored, or all things which were
> by the Lord would not be restored. It will be necessary, therefore, for
> the sons of Levi, who offered the blood sacrifices anciently in Israel, to
> offer such a sacrifice again to round out and complete this ordinance in
> this dispensation. Sacrifice by the shedding of blood was instituted in
> the days of Adam and of necessity will have to be restored.
> "The sacrifice of animals will be done to complete the restoration when
> temple spoken of is built; at the beginning of the millennium, or in the
> restoration, blood sacrifices will be performed long enough to complete
> fulness of the restoration in this dispensation. Afterwards sacrifice
> be of some other character." (Doctrines of Salvation, 3:93-94)
> Just imagine how that would freak out PETA if they are still
> around. Something tells me they will be extinct when that day comes.
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