Religion Today

Differences in common: the Urim and Thummim

Often, people of different religious backgrounds find other faith traditions to be odd or unusual – at least until they learn more about where those beliefs come from and why. For example, Catholics have cathedrals, Jews have synagogues, Protestants have more simple church buildings, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have more utilitarian ward houses or chapels and more ornate and sacred Temples. Martin Tanner says regardless of your faith background, we all have a physical place that is our house of worship. Likewise, many faith traditions have garments that are associated with their religion – and from denomination to denomination, the importance of those garments and their function might be very different. From there, he discusses the importance of the Urim and Thummim to the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, and what they mean to modern Saints.

Published: Sunday August 05, 2018
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