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Friday, July 16, 2010

A Vision for Temples in the Millennium: Where the World's Best Sushi Chefs Will Work

While in Utah recently, I was trying to find an LDS temple that wasn't temporarily closed for maintenance. LDS.org/temples/ makes it easy to search for temples according to location, and includes information on schedules and whether a temple offers rental clothing and cafeteria service. As I contemplated temples and food, I suddenly had a vision for the LDS temple in the Millennium. The Bible prophesies that saints will be serving God day and night in the temple during this time (Rev. 7:15). Why will the Saints be so eager to spend so many long hours in the temple? What will keep them energized and motivated?

Part of the answer could be my prediction that the world's best sushi chefs will be working the temple cafeteria circuit. That would strengthen the arguments that the Isaiah 2 passage about the latter-day temple has been improperly translated. Instead of beating weapons into plowshares and pruninghooks, an alternative could be various sushi utensils. The case for the updated translation is tentative, but tantalizing, just like good sushi.

Maybe this is why the early Christians used a fish as one of their most important symbols. That and the famous miracle of the fish and sushi rice (often mistranslated as "loaves"). Food for thought.

7 comments:

third nephite said...

hate to rain on your millennial parade, but if you believe your D&C 101, there will no enmity between flesh, no death.

and no sushi chefs T-T

Jeff Lindsay said...

Hmm, I suggest you check the references in the topical guide under Sushi, Millennial and Sushi, Celestial.

K. Ray Johnson said...

Lol. This post is tight, like unto a dish. The man wants fish! Far be it from me to give a serpent instead. So y'all can feast your eyes on this succulent reference in Ezekiel 3:

1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Bookslinger said...

3rd:

My understanding is that the "no enmity between flesh" thing means that animals will willingly allow themselves to be slaughtered for food. Kind of like the pig in one of the Simpsons cartoons.

Jeff:

One thing I wonder about, if a temple cafeteria is serving catfish, shrimp, pork, or sushi/sashimi with eel, do you think Moses might decline to visit? Non-kosher food might make some of the resurrected beings from OT times uncomfortable. And we'd hate to scare them off.

Todd J. Haser said...

LOL - Awesome! Love it!

Btw, the cafeteria food in the Mesa, AZ Temple is rather good. My wife and I used to go there for 'date-night' sometimes...

Mary said...

I can't even find healthy food now at the Dallas Temple. A temple cafeteria is no place for a vegetarian, one who eats meat sparingly and only in times of cold or famine. The only thing I can eat is the bread and salad.

third nephite said...

"My understanding is that the 'no enmity between flesh' thing means that animals will willingly allow themselves to be slaughtered for food."

hilarious, but that's not what it means. no death means no death, period.

see isaiah 11:6-9, for example.