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Published: Saturday, June 11 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Allen#1
West Valley, UT

Why isn't the Angel Moroni on top of the Logan Temple (and many others)?

Clifton Palmer McLendon
Gilmer, Texas

@Allen#1:

Because Logan (and many other temples) do not have spires.

noneck62
Salt Lake City, UT

The Bible does not mention the name of the Angel "flying through the mists of Heaven" So how do we know that it was Moroni? John the Beloved did not mention his name.

NightTrader
Colonia, Yap, FSM

Allen #1:

A note at the end of the article states: "According to a Deseret News story in 2002, Angel Moroni statues were to be placed on temples according to a "case-by case condition."

JonathanPDX
Portland, Oregon

@noneck62 - There are many things mentioned in scripture that do not name specifics, especially in Revelation.

We do know that there was a Great Apostasy and a need for Gospel of Jesus Christ to be returned to the Earth. And who better to do it than one of Heavenly Father's Messengers.

As to the name of that angel who was so ordained to "fly in the midst of heaven," it may have been left out so as not to detract from the fact that it was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that was being restored, and not that of another.

Weston Jurney
West Jordan, UT

Temples without a Moroni statue: St. George, Logan, Manti, Cardston, Laie, Mesa, Oakland. (Idaho falls, Ogden, and Provo were originally built without statues, but got them later.)

The story as I've heard it is that when the Church released drawings of the Atlanta Temple, a local paper commented that it didn't look Mormon without the statue. Evidently the Church took that advice to heart.

As far as I can recall, every temple since has a statue.

Chris Degn
Seoul, Korea

Another interesting fact...

Rather than a cross, the Angel Moroni (upper half at least) inside an oval is the symbol engraved on headstones for those LDS service men and women buried at national cemeteries.

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