@Michigander“The days of temple building have been over
forever since 30 A.D. when Christ raised up the temple of His body after 3 days
and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. This is the one and only true temple of
God - our bodies”If that is the case then please explain the
following scripture: That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be
troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the
day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that
day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin
be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above
all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the
temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thes 2:2-4)
@tim_the_tool_man_taylor"Also, why would God command people of
old to build temples (ie. 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles) and then
say they are unnecessary today?"why would he require blood
sacrifices, but then later say they are unnecessary?
Mountain man,It appears that you need to read the article again and
read where they were. I guess the photographer could have just ran around the
neighborhoods, the parks, the surrounding mountain sides and started taking
photo's just to satisfy your qualms.
Looks to me like your hundreds of familys turned out to be about 70 construction
workers with their tee shirts and hard hats on. Why would you headline an
article about the viewers of an activity without having any pictures of the
viewers.(that is if in fact there really were families there) I assume
there were. Surely, there were photographers there from the deseret news.
Maybe it is just a slip up by the editor. Oh...wait...i forgot to tell you to
get a picture of the people watching...(not just the construction workers).
Wow I need to get over to the other side of the world here in the Phoenix area
to see this new Temple. 60 miles from Gilbert. I wonder if all the peoples
property values have doubled yet. Have not seen any more issues or complaints
in the news here with neighbors since they started to build the Temple. Work is moving forward in Arizona
Re: MichiganderBecause we know that the Book of Mormon was
translated by the gift and power of God, we know that God calls prophets on the
earth today. These prophets receive direction and revelation from God, therefore
we believe that temple building truly is inspired! You also can know
this, but unless you first sincerely read and pray about the Book of Mormon, you
will never know. The Book of Mormon is the key!Also, why would God
command people of old to build temples (ie. 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2
Chronicles) and then say they are unnecessary today? I am not aware of any
scriptures that tell us that our bodies are the "one and only true temple of
God"(1 Nephi 10:18, Heb. 13:8)
Re: LDSareChristians:"God commissions and builds chapels,
temples, welfare farms, etc.""The Most High God dwelleth not
in temples made with hands." (Acts 7:48; Acts 17:24).The days of
temple building have been over forever since 30 A.D. when Christ raised up the
temple of His body after 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. This is
the one and only true temple of God - our bodies.There are no
scriptures in the KJV and the BoM to support LDS temple building. It is solely
an uninspired man-initiated project.
Michigander, All the works of men will come to nought (Acts 5:38; 3
Nephi 27:11).The meaning of "works of men" is a works
commission by man. The temples are a work commissioned by God. Man
commissions and builds bars, sport arenas, strip clubs, gambling halls, etc,God commissions and builds Chapels, Temples, welfare farms, etcGranted, God uses man to accomplish his goals. I hope you can now
see the difference.
The reason that it was a "low Keyed" event is that the temple is an a
neighborhood and the parking is very limited and out of reapect to the
neighborhoods surrounding the temple so streets were not congested and traffic
flow disruppted. The open hous will have buses that will pick up people at a
different location and bus them onto the temple grounds again so the
neighborhoods are not congested with tens of thousands of people and cars. The
temple lot is small and much of the construction site is still fenced off and is
accessable to only construction workers.
Re: tim_the_tool_man_taylor:All the works of men will come to nought
(Acts 5:38; 3 Nephi 27:11).
The building itself is very beautiful. LDS temples around the world are some of
the most architecturally interesting buildings I have ever seen.
To MormonSean: I'm SPECULATING that it's low-key because it's not
an "official" Church event, scheduled, correlated, and with a
refreshment committee called. It's merely a construction project at this
(undedicated) point, and what contractor wants a bunch of rubberneckers tromping
all over his jobsite?
"And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they
shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to
the other." - Matthew 24:31______________________________I'm guessing this passage was the inspiration for the trumpet Moroni
holds to his mouth. It surely has a history but I've never heard it
told.On a visit to Temple Square when I was a boy, my uncle pointed
out the statue of Moroni and told his non-member wife, "that's Gabriel
blowing his horn."My dad got a good laugh out of it.
“The Standard of Truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the
work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may
assemble, calumny may defame. But the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly,
and dependent till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept
every country, and sounded in every ear, until the purposes of God shall be
accomplished and the Great Jehovah will say, ‘The work is
Really neat-o.Lots of amazing blessings for Phoenix
I've never seen this in person. I would love to. Why is it supposed to be