Monday, June 06, 2011

Why Mormons Build Temples

So Temples have been around for a long time, but most people still don't know what they are for.  Basically Temples are built for sacred ordinances.  Many people are confused because we don't talk much about the temple, this is because is sacred, not secret.

This video is about why we have temples.  Please watch it and see what is said about the things that take place at the Temple.

Throughout History God has commanded His people to build temples.  The first actual stucture for this was the Tabernacle of Moses.  Later Solomon built a temple for the same purposes.  In the Book of Mormon we read that they also built Temples on the American continent.

"And I, Nephi, did build a temple;
and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon
save it were not built of so many precious things;
for they were not to be found upon the land,
wherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon’s temple.
But the manner of the construction was like unto the temple of Solomon;
and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine."

The work done in the temple allows us to feel closer to God, and receive strength against temptation.  The Temple is also a place to receive direction from the Lord.

Ancient Temple in the Americas

Today the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints builds many Temples to make the blessing that come from going to the Temple more available.  They look different from each other, but they are all used for the same purpose.

Below are pictures of some of the modern Temples I have been to.....

Salt Lake City Utah
Salt Lake City Utah

San Diego California

Boise Idaho

Brigham City Utah

Idaho Falls Idaho

Logan Utah

Nauvoo Illinois

Manti Utah


Orlando Florida

Ogden Utah


Provo Utah

Seattle Washington


St. George Utah


Winter Quarters Nebraska

Twin Falls Idaho

Gila Valley Arizona

Hamilton New Zealand

Brisbane Australia

Nashville Tennessee

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