30 Eerie Mormon Beliefs You Won't Believe Exist

 Welcome to our slideshow gallery exploring the unique customs and beliefs of the Mormon people. The customs and practices observed by Mormons can be interesting and sometimes puzzling to those unfamiliar with their faith.

As you continue reading, we'll learn about some of the beliefs that may seem unusual or even scary to outsiders and shed light on their significance. From belief in the planet Kolob to abstinence from caffeine and the practice of posthumous baptism, we'll learn about these interesting aspects of Mormonism. Let's dive in!

Mormon temple garments, officially known as "temple robes" or "holy priesthood robes", are worn by adult members of the Mormon Church after their participation in a ritual called "temple endowment". This ceremony typically occurs when individuals begin missionary service or get married.

Once initiated, followers are expected to wear temple garb at all times, except during activities such as sports. Made of primarily white material, these garments resemble T-shirts and shorts and are emblazoned with sacred symbols important to the Mormon faith. Mormons obtain these clothes through church-owned stores or the official LDS website. According to Mormon Church officials:

Mormons, also known as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, follow a religious guideline called the Word of Wisdom, which provides guidance on healthy living. One aspect of this guideline advises Mormons to abstain from consuming coffee and other caffeinated beverages. From their perspective, this advice is considered a divine instruction from God. It's not entirely clear how caffeine affects your morality or spiritual well-being, but it's different for everyone.

The teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasize modest clothing, especially for women. Modesty in clothing is seen as a way to honor God, show respect for oneself and others, and maintain focus on spiritual values. This generally includes wearing clothing that covers the shoulders, avoiding revealing or tight-fitting attire, and keeping the legs covered to an appropriate length.

While proponents argue that these standards promote spiritual values and self-respect, critics argue that they perpetuate gender inequality by placing the burden on women to control men's thoughts and desires.

In the Mormon belief system, there are three degrees of glory, or kingdoms of glory if you will, which serve as the eternal abodes for most individuals after resurrection from the spiritual world. The LDS Church, the largest denomination within the Latter Day Saint movement, holds the belief that the Apostle Paul briefly mentioned these degrees of glorification in his writings, specifically 1 Corinthians 15:40–42 and 2 Corinthians 12: In 2.

Church founder Joseph Smith further expanded Paul's description based on a vision he received in 1832, which is recorded in Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) section 76. According to this view, all persons will experience the resurrection and, during the final judgment, will be assigned to one of three levels of glory: the celestial, terrestrial, and telestial kingdoms.

In the LDS Church, the concept of chastity extends only to abstinence from sexual activity. It involves maintaining moral cleanliness in one's thoughts, words and actions. Furthermore, sexual relations are considered acceptable only within the context of a marital relationship between husband and wife. The church emphasizes to its members that having sex before marriage is discouraged for both men and women.

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