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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

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 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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Temple New Testament

Mormons believe that Jesus Christ, before He was born onto the earth, was the God of the Old Testament.  His name, anglicized to “Jehovah” was too holy to pronounce, so He is called LORD in the Old Testament.  It was He who directed the Israelites to build a tabernacle, and once they attained the Promised Land, a temple.  It was He who instituted the symbolic rituals and sacrifices of temple worship.  All the symbolism looked...

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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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