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Published: Thursday, May 16 2013 10:35 a.m. MDT

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MormonSean
Salt Lake City, UT

I've never seen this in person. I would love to. Why is it supposed to be low key?

Cris B.
Sandy, UT

Really neat-o.

Lots of amazing blessings for Phoenix

tim_the_tool_man_taylor
Dallas, TX

“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 done.'”

tim_the_tool_man_taylor
Dallas, TX

*independent

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"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
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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.

kathybeebee
Ephrata, WA

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?

Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

The building itself is very beautiful. LDS temples around the world are some of the most architecturally interesting buildings I have ever seen.

Michigander
Westland, MI

Re: tim_the_tool_man_taylor:

All the works of men will come to nought (Acts 5:38; 3 Nephi 27:11).

apache1
Phoenix, AZ

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.

LDSareChristians
Anchorage, AK

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, etc

Granted, God uses man to accomplish his goals.

I hope you can now see the difference.

Michigander
Westland, MI

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.

tim_the_tool_man_taylor
Dallas, TX

Re: Michigander

Because 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)

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

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

mountain man
Salt Lake City, UT

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).

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

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.

EightOhOne
St. George, UT

@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?

zoar63
Mesa, AZ

@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)

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