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Why Can’t I Enter a Mormon Temple?

Why Can’t I Enter a Mormon Temple?

“Why can’t I just go into a Mormon temple for my son’s wedding?” My future father-in-law asked. I met Anthony Hargrove when he was 23 and I was 25. I invited him to attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently called the Mormon Church, with me. Several of Anthony’s employees were Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”) and he was interested to see what Mormons believed. After the first church...

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Mormon Worship Infographic

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Mormon Genealogy

Mormon Genealogy

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) are very interested in Family History, and the Church and its members have done much to facilitate family history work for all, even people who have no interest in the Church. Mormon genealogy work is associated with temple work.   “It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance” (Doctrine and Covenants 131:6).  This verse of scripture needs...

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The Mormon Endowment

The Mormon Endowment

The Mormon Endowment is a worship session at a Mormon temple.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (casually called the Mormon Church) has about 135 temples worldwide, and is building many more.  The purpose of building temples, easily accessible to the membership, is so that church members may be able to attend repeatedly. The Mormon endowment session takes about 90 minutes and is always the same.  Temple patrons arrive in...

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Global Temples

Global Temples

When God delivered the ancient Israelites from their captivity in Egypt, He commenced the hard work of making of them a nation of priests, a holy nation.  Almost immediately, He commanded them to build a “tabernacle,” a portable temple that would be the House of God.  This would be a place dedicated and holy where God’s presence could dwell, essentially a conduit between heaven and earth.  All religious worship centered on the...

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Mormon Temples Basic

Mormon Temples Basic

One of the key missions of the Mormon Church is to help “perfect the Saints.” In other words, the Church’s goal is to help members (Saints) be as good as they can be. The Church does this by helping members in their struggle to follow the perfect example set by Jesus Christ. Salt Lake Temple So how do Mormon temples help in this mission? There are two important answers: by providing a holy place apart from the world and...

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