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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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Temples and the Tabernacle

Ancient temples are a focal point in the Old Testament because they are of eternal importance. A temple is the house of God, where He can come and dwell among His people. There they worship Him and learn more about their relationship to Him. Mormons (as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often nicknamed) believe in the importance of temples, and they continue to build them today all over the world. The tabernacle...

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Temple Enter

People often wonder why Mormon temples are not open to anyone who wants to enter. It helps to recognize that Mormonism is not a new, invented religion, but a continuation and restoration of ancient truth.  If one hearkens back to Moses, who fulfilled the word of God by building a tabernacle in the wilderness, one can see the ancient roots of temple worship. The tabernacle was a holy place, it was sacred.  The priests had to perform ritual...

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