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From: "Steven Montgomery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [ZION] Aaronic Temples vs. Melchizedek Temples

> Also at is this URL which lists various Prophetic
> references to the "Sons of Levi" and their sacrificial offering:
> For those without web access I'll list these various references below:
> BM, 3 NEPHI 24:2-3
> But who may abide the day of his coming, and who shall stand when he
> appeareth? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap. And he
> shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the
> of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the
> Lord an offering in righteousness.
> D&C, 13:1
> UPON you my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah I confer the
> of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels, and of the
> gospel of repentance, and of baptism by immersion for the remission of
> sins; and this shall never be taken again from the earth, until the sons
> Levi do offer again an offering unto the Lord in righteousness.
> HC, J SMITH 5:326
> At the close of the meeting...I remarked that the hundred and forty-four
> thousand sealed are the priests who should be anointed to administer in
> daily sacrifice (in Jerusalem Temple). ***
> TPJS, J SMITH :171
> ...the offering of sacrifice, which also shall be continued at the last
> time; for all the ordinances and duties that ever have been required by
> Priesthood, under the directions and commandments of the Almighty in any
> the dispensations, shall all be had in the last dispensation, therefore
> things had under the authority of the Priesthood at any former period,
> shall be had again, bringing to pass the restoration spoken of by the
> of all the Holy Prophets
> TPJS, J SMITH :171
> Then shall the sons of Levi offer an acceptable offering to the Lord. "And
> he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the
> sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto
> the Lord." (See Malachi 3:3.)
> TPJS, J SMITH :171
> is generally supposed that sacrifice was entirely done away when the
> sacrifice of the Lord Jesus was offered up, and that there will be no
> necessity for the ordinance of sacrifice in future. The offering of
> sacrifice has ever been connected and forms a part of the duties of the
> Priesthood. It began with the Priesthood, and will be continued until
> the coming of Christ, from generation to generation.
> TPJS, J SMITH :173
> These sacrifices, as well as every ordinance belonging to the Priesthood,
> will, when the Temple of the Lord shall be built, and the sons of Levi be
> purified, be fully restored and attended to in all their powers,
> ramifications, and blessings. This ever did and ever will exist when the
> powers of the Melchizedek Priesthood are sufficiently manifest; else how
> can the restitution of all things spoken of by the Holy Prophets be
> to pass?
> --
> Steven Montgomery
> The overall performance of the college graduates in the Convention of 1787
> speaks forcefully for the proposition that Latin, rhetoric, philosophy,
> mathematics can be a healthy fare for political heroes.----Clinton
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