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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 Ordinances

There are three major ordinances that are performed in Mormon temples.  The first is probably the one over which there is the most confusion.  This is baptism for the dead.  This doesn’t mean that those for whom the ordinance is being performed automatically become Mormons.  It does, however, reflect the love of God for all of his children regardless of their location or whether or not they hear His gospel in this life. Baptism for...

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Mormon Temples

For a more basic description of temples, go here. ‘Mormon’ Temples: A Little Enlightenment The concept of temples is not new; there is a biblical connection between ancient and modern temples, and there are surprisingly simple answers to the questions about the Mormon temple. (Read more) Global Temples Temples are more than a Mormon religious idea. And not only do temples have a place in Judaism and Buddhism (among others), they have a...

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