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A former Mormon Temple Presidency member from the U.K., Martin Lock, candidly discusses his disillusionment with the LDS Church after learning troubling historical facts. He reveals shocking details about temple rituals, the Second Anointing ceremony granting eternal life, and how polygamy drove the creation of temple sealings. Lock’s journey from devout believer to critic exposes the deep schism between the Church’s teachings and its origins.


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3 Comments

  1. James Lawson June 18, 2024 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    This man’s experience and knowledge of the LDS organization has served him well – well enough, along with a honest heart – to see through the darkness taught in that organization and come out. His testimony he presents is well supported by the Bible in such passages as Proverbs 30:5, 6; 2 Corinthians 11:2-4; Galatians 1:6-9. Sincere emotionalism does not establish God’s truth; it just contributes to one being sincerely wrong. The Lord Jesus Christ made a statement that stuck with me when I studied with the LDS missionaries: “Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for ones like these to worship him. God is a Spirit, and those worshipping him must worship with spirit and truth.” (John 4:23, 24) The message is clear: sincerity, emotion, intentions are not sufficient with the Father; these qualities must be accompanied with “truth” based upon the word of Jehovah as revealed through the prophets and apostles of the Bible.

  2. anon June 19, 2024 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Martin: Thank you for this touching and fascinating interview. You are a beautiful and inspiring person, and your love story with Jan is very moving. She must have been an amazing woman and I’m sure waits patiently for you now.

    John (and you don’t need to post this part publicly): Thank you for putting out these inspiring interviews. I’m sure they are helping many people – including never-Mormons like myself. A few months ago, I suddenly found myself in the position of offering refuge to a sweet high school senior kicked out of her strict Mormon household for a very minor infraction. Thanks to your podcast, I felt prepared to understand the situation and help her while she finished school, living with my family. She got through it with flying colors, and I think has a bright future ahead. I could have never understood what her parents could possibly be thinking without having listened to your show.

  3. George stewart June 25, 2024 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Thank you Martin I served as a bishop for many years in Scotland also as a member of a stake presidency in Edinburgh then a councillor to president vriem in a mission presidency and eventually served a mission with my wife in Australia I
    Under president Maurer
    My son mark is an area authority in Scotland Ireland fine young man.

    Your pedigree in the church gave me hope that I have not gone mad hope we can meet someday

    George Stewart

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