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

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Adam Vance

What a beautiful temple. To all the naysayers, does not any edifice which is dedicated to the Almighty, be it a Catholic Cathedral, a Jewish Synagog or a Latter-Day Temple deserve our praise? Of course it does for it raises our eyes to something bigger and mighter than us that deserves our praise. Praise to our Savior and our King!

Re:Re: still a member

It took me a matter of seconds to look up the facts from the church website. A little over $1 billion in cash and value of goods donated between 1985 and 2007. USA church membership is 5-6 million. Comes out to $10/member/year.
Will you publish my comment this time? I've posted this information at least 3 times.

Families can be forever

My family recently attended a temple. The temple experience is beautiful, bonding and uplifting.
A very positive family experience.

Not Worthy

Draper City was to prominent and voted down a DI which would of helped countless people but immediately approved a Temple. I personally do not think they are worthy and think the church should have chosen a new location.

Get a grip!

Re JJ,
Why would you think non-members and in-actrives would hang around for any other reason then just because in your own blindness, that just maybe they might just be interested? What is wrong with that? If these people are skeptical or course they aren't going to agree with everything you say. However, being NASTY with them will not bring them any closer.

Authority

"There is no salvation outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 670.

"All other churches are entirely destitute of all authority from God; and any person who receives Baptism or the Lord's Supper from their hands will highly offend God; for He looks upon them as the most corrupt of all people. Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the whore of Babylon." Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 255.

Re: Authority

The authority claimed by the Mormon Church is through an "Aaronic Priesthood," which cannot be valid since Jesus abolished it, as He took its place (Hebrews 7:11-19, 8:6-13); and a "Melchizedek Priesthood" which never existed as any operative "priesthood." Jesus is our only High Priest. He alone holds this permanently and no one else! (Hebrews 7:15-28, 9:11-15).

Mace

Yay Mormons! They at least stand for decency when there is none in the world today! I think alot of the hate comes from people who are guilty of something and want to point the finger...again, Mormons stand for decency, common sense, and love...and that is refreshing for me, I don't see that anywhere else.

Lynda

Great blessings will come to you. I'm from New Mexico, a Lamanite, a Mormon.

SS

Who are the anti-Mormons and haters who post on here and why do they do it? Rather than critique and knock down Mormon doctrine (as if they know it better than actual Mormons), why don't spend more time talking about their own beliefs and try to uplift?

If you don't want to go to the temple open house or church, or hear the missionaries, no one is forcing you to do any of these.

Anyone can find fault and criticize. Why not find something you believe in and live it? I'd like to know what you are FOR, instead of what you are AGAINST.

To Alma

Most learned and thinking people will see the lodgic in your post; however, the people you are posting to are mostly mormons and their cult culture is not a society of free thinkers. They like a structured religion, it gives them comfort and security. Many of them realize it is a fraternity of myths, but just the same it is what they like and want, so you will do better addressing an intelectual congess rather than waste your time here.

To: Glenn

I am LDS (53 years now) and I have never worshipped, nor ever will worship Joseph Smith. I accept him as a prophet of God. To worship him would be totally against the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church). My worship is reserved 100% for God, my Heavenly Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ. Anyone who tells you that Mormons worship any Prophet, including the present day Prophet, are totally and completely wrong. Hope that helps you clarify your understanding of 'Mormons" and their belief.

The first Article of Faith in our religion states "We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost."

Re; Re: Authority

Huh? "And he gave some apostles, prophets, etc. etc."

Did these men not hold the priesthood?

Either the Catholics have the priesthood, passed down from Christ, through Peter, through a succession of popes. Or, the Mormons have it - restored through Joseph Smith. Churches who broke off of Catholicism lost any claim to authority.

Problem is, the gap between Peter and any recognized Catholic leader cannot be bridged.

Since you, I, nor anyone posting on this board was actually there when Joseph Smith says he received the priesthood, arguing about it is worthless. Instead, study it out, research it, and pray for your own conclusion.

Anonymous

Remember has it right. Gilwellbear, Twin Falls, Id

Rodent extermination

I am sniffing out a few polygies on here. The stinch of it all!

Scott in Texas

I am always glad to see another temple anywhere in the world. The powerful, peaceful Spirit of the Lord I feel whenever I enter a temple testifies to me that they are indeed holy places where God's work is performed. Our temple in Dallas is modest by comparison to some of the newer temples throughout the country, but the ornamentation and furnishings that differ from place to place never diminish the joy and peace I feel regardless of where I attend. To me, they are symbols of God's mercy to his children, giving us a chance to actively participate in bringing souls to Christ and giving those who believe in him a place to truly feel his presence. When my son died last year, one of the first things my wife and I did was go to the House of the Lord and pour out our souls to God for comfort and strength. He heard our prayer and has blessed us with peace and hope. The temple reminds me that my family truly is eternal even though my precious boy is no longer with us. God bless the people of Draper.

To SS 2:31

Thank you for asking, we are for the truth and for the struggle to over come fales phophest and teachings that exploite innocent people. Fales religion is a terrible thing, just remember the attackers of 9/11 were men of religion.

prophet

The reason that so many LDS prophecies come to fruition is because they are SELF-FULFILLING prphecies. For instance, they may say that in the latter-days, hate against the church will grow. The church will then do something, like campaign for prop 8 for example, that CAUSES people to hate them, then go back and say "see, our prophecy was right, that's proof we're the true church!" Um, not really

Seattleview

to MoJules:

I understand that you like to be by yourself in a quiet neighborhood. still, most temple sites I have seen are not overly affected b y traffic.

However, I bet you will enjoy the increased value of your home. Home values usually go up much more than other surrounding areas when temples are built.

Maybe you can trade up to a bigger home in a quieter less, religious neighborhood.

JJ

I ask this in sincerity:
What good does temple work do for mankind? If you go through a temple ceremony, how does hat make the world a better place? The reason I ask is that it makes sense to me that if we are going to be judged, that we're going to be judged based on how we live our lives, not on performing rituals or belonging to a particular church.

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