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What Is a Mormon Temple Open House?

What Is a Mormon Temple Open House?

by Roy Mormon temples belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This church is frequently misnamed the Mormon Church, and the misnomer “Mormon” is adhered to many different things to distinguish them from other Christian beliefs and buildings. A Mormon temple open house is a special event where a temple, right after its completion, is being presented to the public: both to the members of the Church and to non-member friends. This is in part to acknowledge that Mormon temples bring blessings for all of God’s children, not just members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Whenever the Lord has had a people on the earth who will obey his word, they have been commanded to build temples in which the ordinances of the gospel and other spiritual manifestations that pertain to exaltation and eternal life may be administered. “And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have... Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Wedding

Mormon Wedding

by Karla The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes mistakenly called the “Mormon Church”) has two types of weddings. These two weddings include the Church wedding and the most preferred and highly-encouraged temple marriage. Temple marriage is emphasized because when a couple is married in the temple, they may be together for eternity and not just for this life. However, not all members of the Church may avail themselves of the opportunity to be married inside a Mormon temple. The temple is a holy place—a House of the Lord. To be married in the temple, the couple must be worthy to enter. The standard for worthiness is very high and includes being sexually pure. For this both bride and groom must have lived the Law of Chastity. The Law of Chastity demands abstinence from all sexual relations outside of marriage and perfect fidelity within marriage. The couple should also be: active in the Church, full-tithe payers (donating 10 percent of their income), actively... Read the rest of this article »

Inside Mormon Temples

Inside Mormon Temples

Many people wonder what goes on in Mormon temples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is officially known, has been building a lot of temples across the world in the past few years. Because they are becoming more common, more people are asking questions about them. Why aren’t other people allowed in them? What happens inside? Why can’t people who go to the Mormon temple talk about it? While it is true that only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can enter temples once they are dedicated, being a member of the LDS Church does not give a person automatic entrance into a Mormon temple. Standards for entering Mormon temples are very high because those who participate in the ordinances of Mormon temples (also called Mormon temple rites) make very serious promises (or covenants) with God to live a very high standard in their lives. Mormon doctrine teaches that breaking these covenants brings very serious, eternal consequences.... Read the rest of this article »

Baptism for the Dead

Baptism for the Dead

Billions of people have lived on this earth who have never learned about Jesus Christ.  They knew nothing about His commandments, His ministry, or His atonement.  Mormon doctrine (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) teaches that men cannot be saved in ignorance.  Neither can they be condemned in ignorance. When people die, their spirits separate from their bodies, and they go to a place called the Spirit World to await resurrection and judgment.  In the spirit world, we can enjoy our loved ones who have already passed on, but we can also learn, for there we have agency (the freedom to choose), just as we had on earth.  During the three days that Jesus was in the tomb, He organized a ministry in the Spirit World, so that those who had never heard it could be taught His gospel.  (Read about it here.) When Christ was on the earth, serving among men, He was baptized.  Although He was the only sinless person ever to live on the earth, He underwent baptism by immersion “to... Read the rest of this article »

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