To make them believe their made up stories even more so than they already do. To make them feel more religious. To make them believe they are more Jewish than Jews, because Jews had the original and they are simply jealous. A temple made by God is will always be more beautiful than any made of stone and sweat off people's backs. See picture below for example:
Unfortunately, they fail to realize that whatever happened in the original temples of the OT, God did openly. Even heathen tribes knew what went on within the temples of David's day, including within the Holy of Holies. it's right there in the Bible for all to read. Jesus took the lid off the Holy of Holies forever, exposing God for all to see and come to freely. Unlike mormon rituals which focus on humans and their puny plans, not God, not salvation. Although, with so many exmormons exposing them for what they are, its becoming the norm to see their tightly controlled rituals they attempt to hide by calling them "sacred" are nothing more than some childish sillyness. How many mormons walk out of temples privately snickering.... and don't say it doesn't happen LDS, because you know it darn right well does.
Since when did God ever hide Himself from people in secret rituals and call them "sacred"? God is sacred. Nothing else. The LDS likes its faked mystery. Makes for more tourists.
http://www.the-tabernacle-place.com/tabernacle_articles/tabernacle_holy_of_holies.aspx - the REAL temple of GOD.
· 9 years ago