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Published: Saturday, Jan. 10 2009 12:07 a.m. MST

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Ike D.

I think the more believable explanation for why there is no evidence of New Testament temple worship taught by Jesus is because Joseph stole it from the Masonic Lodge.

Stan

To Anon 1:50 PM

A forum for discussion is one thing, but there are certain aspects of the temple that are deeply spiritual and personal and are not likely to be discussed in detail here.

The answers are available to you. Attend the open house and ask the volunteers. Or, read Boyd K. Packer's book, "The Holy Temple." Or, call the missionaries. Speaking for myself (and most members), I'd like you to have the answers you seek. There's nothing to hide.

If you are looking for Biblical specifics on exact temple practices, you're right, you're not likely to find them. The Bible contains only a sliver of the history of God's dealings with His people. Either one accepts the concept of modern revelation (i.e., things revealed since the Bible was abridged) or one doesn't. A review of the evidence and sincere prayer will lead to a God-given response.

I hope this helps...

Anonymous

Stan,

I appreciate your sincerity, but to be honest, your comment does not help. If Temple worship is so important to true Christianity there can be no doubt Jesus would have been explicit about that fact and we would find evidence of it in his teachings and actions. But to my knowledge there is no such evidence. Claiming that temple worship is so personal, sacred (and secret) and that is why there is no evidence is not valid. The New Testament (and other texts) is filled with accounts of Jesus teaching such personal, sacred, and secret things to his disciples (the Mount of Transfiguration). No matter how personal, sacred, or secret temple worship is, if it is as central to true Christianity as Mormons claim, there would be clear and explicit mention of it in Jesus' teachings and doings. There is not.

disciple

I suppose that I would have to assume,based on many of the previous 300 comments that prayers going up from a mansion are a lot more valid than those going up from a lowly stable in Bethlehem.

Whoever

If you don't like us or what we do then move out of the state and share your comments to those that care!! Have a great life on the paved road!!Ha Ha!!

KP

For those of you who think Mormons are "money hungry": what do you think we use the money for? It is to further the work of the Lord. I think the finest materials should be used in building a house of the Lord. The Temples mentioned in the Old Testament were ornate and impressive. Only the best should be used in order to honor Him who gave all.

Tania

The temple is a sacred and holy place where families are sealed together for eternity, baptisms for the dead preformed and saving ordences recieved. ALL people are invited to qualify for these eternal blessings, although ALL will not choose to recieve them.

Members of the LDS faith use the King James version of the Bible. The Bible Dictionary as well as the Topical Guide give a comprehensive reference to the four standard works, Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. There is information relation to temples in the OT times as well as the NT.

From the time of Adam to Jesus temple work was done for the living only. After the crusifiction, Jesus opened the way for the gospel to be taught to departed spirits in the spirit world. Since that time, temple work has been performed for the living as well as the dead.

Modern day revelation is a distinct characteristic of our faith. We have a living prophet that leads and guides us today, who speaks with God and in turn reveals Gods will to us. We are so blessed!!!

I love the temple! Just seeing them brings a spirit of love!!!

Barb from Idaho

My niece just got married there. It was one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever been.

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