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Published: Saturday, Jan. 10 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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End of days, end of days, tigers and bears to boot. Nice....


"Ye shall know them by their works": "As I have loved you, love one another." I have seen the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pay for rent or food for those of other faiths who had nothing; I saw two of its missionaries carry a wheel chair between two bicycles across miles of city streets for the disabled daughter of a family who had no way to get it; I am not surprised when I hear of my fellow members taking cool drinks out to bitter crowds protesting outside our temples or sacrificing money, time, or effort for perfect strangers. I have seen them care for the sick, comfort the dying, fight for their countries, give freely, expect no thanks or reward, and desire only to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and lift up the arms that hang down---so that we can be like our Master, Jesus the Christ. And be careful, "lest haply ye be found even to fight against God" (see Acts 5:34-39): for "with what judgement ye judge ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete it shall be meted unto you again."

LDS or Not

Whether you are LDS or not, you can look at the pictures of this building as being beautiful. If you look at it just as a building, you can still see its beauty, kind of like the Taj Mahal in India. I'm not Hindu, but I still think the Taj Mahal is beautiful!

Just a little fact for you, when temples are built around the world, the value of the land/property in close proximity to that temple sky rockets! That land in Draper was quite cheap about 20 years ago. As soon as they announced the new temple being built, the value of that land tripled. Same thing happened in Newport Beach, Boston, and Gilbert, Arizona.

Whether from a worldly or spiritual view, you can still appreciate the beauty of a temple, whether physical or spiritual beauty.


Authority: It seems funny when you say Jesus abolished the Aaronic Priesthood. In reading the Bible and especially those things about the Mosaic Law you will find that the Priesthood of Aaron was held by male members of the House of Levi. They were the ones who conducted the temple ordinances as well as baptized. Yes, baptism took place in the old Jewish Temples for the living. Thus the reason why Christ went in search of John the Baptist as he was the most righteous man holding that Priesthood.

Also, Hebrews states of the Melchezidek Priesthood that Christ was a HIGH PRIEST after the order of Melchezidek. Therefore, this is no fictional priesthood and thus why the Melchezidek Priesthood is formally known as the Priesthood of God. On the mount of transfiguration and elsewhere Christ ordained Peter, James and John to this Priesthood. Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Enoch and others held this Priesthood. In fact it is written that Abraham paid tithes to Melchezidek. Fictional Priesthood, I don't think so. If the Book of Mormon is true, which I believe it is, then Joseph Smith is a prophet and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

Re: To SS 2:31

If you are against false religion, that's fine. But don't waste your time bashing the LDS church, then. It's not a false religion, nor does it have false prophets.

But I do agree with you, 9/11 was an example of fanaticism and the blind following of either false teachings and/or misinterpretation of teachings.

Bashing the LDS religion will not gain you a single convert. Rather, why not look into it and see if there is truth there. Don't take it from a high paid evangelist with a mega church who markets his hate-filled books and CD's. To him, the church is just a low overhead competitor. To him, if the church is true, he's out of a pretty cushy job with followers who will do whatever he tells them to do.

Dear MoJules,

I am sorry that you will be impacted by traffic - hopefully after the open house it will calm down! Even the traffic by one of the busiest temples (Provo) is never more than a trickle at a time -- I've never seen a "rush hour."
May you be blessed with peace despite (or maybe it's because of) your location!

Kay J.

It amazes me on how much Narcissism there is within the LDS church. If you don't understand the word (NARCISSISTIC) which many of you probably have no clue to what the word means, then I would suggest to each of you to go look it up.

I have visited some of the previous Temple with some of my inactive Mormon friends and I thought they were very nice but to expensive. i am a non member and always will be.

Anthonoia Beauchamp

I read on the LDS Church website in a Conference Report that the President and the Apostles of the LDS Church are "prophets, seers, and revelators."

Can someone please show me their prophecies? Have any of their prophecies come true? Can someone show me where they have seen hidden things and revealed secrets that nobody could know without God's help?

If they don't do these things, why do they call themselves prophets, seers, and revelators?

To: SS 7;32

Is it not funny in a strange way that that is what they all say.


If temples are so important to the true Church of Jesus Christ, why didn't Jesus build temples? If the Mormon church is the Restored Church of Jesus Christ, why have they restored things that Jesus never taught and never did?


To Bill,

Where are you reading all that fiction? Dude, you have been fooled into believing in a whole fairy world that never existed!


What a great day to be alive in the Salt Lake City area. Come one, come all. Come see a house of the Lord. Feel the light. Enjoy the peace. See what all the fuss is about. This is really a special day. Make it your special day.

Of course not all are open minded enough and will not take this rare opportunity, but those who do and will come with a humble heart will enjoy it. I can promise you that. I can't wait. I love these places. I have never felt peace in New York City as I have in the LDS Temple there. You can feel it too right here in SLC. Truly magnificent. The choice is yours. You owe yourself this experience. Come. No one is compelled, but all are invited. Please come. "Peace be unto you."

Check out the video

When the Savior Jesus Christ walked the earth it was written that two disciples followed him:

"Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
He saith unto them, Come and see. " John 1:18-19

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to "come and see" for yourself. You owe yourself that much. There are still a few tickets left. Peace!

John 1: 38-39

Actually John 1:38-39 is the scripture you meant.

Re: Kay J

Yes, Kay, most LDS know what narcissistic means.

I think your point is the temples are nice, but too costly. I suppose that's debatable. Many say, "save the money and give it to the poor." Then what? Even Jesus said, "the poor ye will always have with you." As you probably know, money is not the cure for poverty. We do our best to help people both temporally and spiritually. I think Mormons get a bad rap in Utah because they are the majority. Out here in "the rest" of the USA, we're treated well and respected. My kids are about the only LDS kids in their schools. They have wonderful friends - we respect them, they respect us.

You say you will never be a member of the Church. Many have said the same thing, then one day joined. The invitation is always there.

Re: 11:40

U said: You say you will never be a member of the Church. Many have said the same thing, then one day joined. The invitation is always there.

Dear John,
You are dreaming. And yes, too costly indeed.


The only way I will get to the Draper temple is if there is a bus going there. I know that there are many others who are also thinking the same thing.

Re: Anonymous | 9:36 p.m

"If temples are so important to the true Church of Jesus Christ, why didn't Jesus build temples? If the Mormon church is the Restored Church of Jesus Christ, why have they restored things that Jesus never taught and never did?"

Actually, it is written in the Bible and Book of Mormon that Jesus taught in the Temples. At the age of 12, Jesus was found at the temple, away from his parents, discussing doctrine and answering questions of the priests. In the Book of Mormon, Jesus made his first appearance to the American continent at the Temple in the land Bountiful.

Jesus was very much a proponent of Temples. Another name for a temple is "The House of the Lord". Each temple has this inscription upon it. Soloman built a temple, Jesus taught in Temples and declared them as being holy.

This new temple in Draper truly is the House of the Lord. You can see for yourself, or you can be stubborn, and make assumptions and judgments without pure knowledge, also known as ignorant assumptions. But, you have your free will to choose.


To 9:36 p.m commentor,

teaching in a Jewish temple is not the same thing as building temples. Jesus did not organize his 12 apostles and direct them to build ANY buildings, whether synagogues or temples or whatever. That doesn't fit with the Mormon claim. Mormons claim Joseph Smith restored Jesus' original true church. But there is no record of Jesus requiring tithing, raising money for building church buildings and temples, or any of the stuff Mormons do.

My question still stands unanswered. If temples are so essential to "true" Christianity, why don't we see evidence of that in Jesus' life and ministry?


Why all the hate?

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