We lived in Ohio when Ohio was part of the Washington D.C. Temple District, and
made many trips to attend this beautiful temple. Thank you Mr. Collins for
providing another view of a temple that is near and dear to our hearts. The
footage of the Angel Moroni is particularly spectacular!
The views of the temple are amazing and wonderful new drone technology has made
it possible, but after watching the video, I was glad to read that Mr. Collins
had at least contacted someone at the temple and obtained permission. My
intention isn't to ruin the beauty and intent of the video, but it makes me
wonder what happens if something goes wrong in flying around the spires, the
Moroni statue, etc. Mr. Colllins admitted himself that he isn't a
professional and only had a two-week learning curve on the drone. There is
already controversy about drones in National Parks and other places. Security
issues are certainly a concern. Besides permission from the Church
representatives, what about permission from the FAA or other government
organizations? It is so near the capital and a freeway system, it makes me
wonder what other concerns that might raise. I fear too many amateurs are
going to try this sort of thing now at various other temples. I wonder how long
before some drone malfunctions, runs out of power, gets too close to a building,
nicks Moroni's gold leaf, etc.
Amazing video! Thanks so much for doing this! I loved being able to see the
temple from all the angles! This was "my temple" when it was being
built. We drove from Mississippi to be able to go when we were youth. We went
once a year. We had very dedicated youth leaders! Such a beautiful temple!
It was over 20 years ago when I got to enter the DC Temple. What a wonderful
privilege to enter the Beautiful Temples of the Lord. I am so grateful to have
that opportunity. The work that is done within the walls of these Temples will
be remembered for eternity.
What a bold move to give approval to such a project.I wonder if Salt Lake
approved.In any case, what a beautiful result.
It's not the first and not the last. Over the past year, I've seen
many drone photos of several temples. Salt Lake, Oquirrh Mountain, Brigham City
and the newly remodeled Ogden Temple to name a few. They definitely give a new
view of each of the temples.
@ keyboarderThose are some valid concerns. i encourage you to write
to the author of the article and have them provide more information with regards
to the specific drone that was used in the filming.The drone market
has expanded immensely in recent years. No only for military but consumer
market as well you Can pick up a pretty sophistcated drone for under 1000 usd.
They aren't Like planes. Most of them are using multiple props.
"The Most High God dwelleth not in temples made with hands." (Acts 7:48;
The Spirit of the Most High God dwelleth in the hearts and minds (aka, temples)
of those who have been baptized and then had hands laid on them for the
reception of the Holy Ghost only by those having the priesthood authority in The
Church of Jesus Christ (WHQ: Monongahela, Pennsylvania).
To "Michigander" you missed the part in John 7:14 that states "14
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught."
If Jesus teaches in the temple, shouldn't we have temples to receive his
teachings? Not to mention that Paul the Apostle went to the temple to comply
with religious ordinances and brought with him Greek converts.Shouldn't we seek out God's temple to seek his guidance and to
worship him there? That is what Jesus and Paul did, are we better than they
Beautiful video. Its interesting to me, that a person who is not LDS, but has
respect and not biased animosity, can find the same beauty and connect to God
that we Mormons can, when we are close to the temple.... Perhaps feeling
a connection with God has a lot to do with who we are.
Thank you so much for the beautiful footage of the temple where my family and I
were sealed for time and all eternity in 1977 when we had 5 children 13 and
under. As you have noted the temple is not only a beautiful edifice but it does
feel "special". We of the LDS church honor and respect and revere them.
There is nothing "secret" that goes on inside but rather it is
"sacred"! How I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Beautiful work. Please do come to Utah and film the outside of our temples.
While you are here, come visit the inside as well! The inside is even more
beautiful than the outside. The beautiful Ogden Temple is newly rebuilt and is
having an open house in August. The public is welcome.
To Michigander: Solomon said the same thing about temples: "But will God
indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot
contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?" (1 Kings 8: 27)
Of course, he said this while in the act of dedicating a temple of God, so there
must be something more to this doctrine than an outright rejection of temples
built with hands.Fortunately, Solomon gives a us glimpse of that
something, as his prayer continues: "That thine eyes may be open toward this
house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name
shall be there." (1 Kings 8:29)The Lord himself confirmed
Solomon's request a few verses later: "And the Lord said unto him, I
have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I
have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever;
and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually." (1 Kings 9:3)This is *exactly* how the Latter-day Saints view temples today.
Shouldn't we reject all the teachings that contradict the KJV Bible and the
Book of Mormon and seek out the word of God?The Apostle Paul went
into the temple so that he could stir up all the Jews to repentance and faith,
to show them that the days of Jewish temple ordinances were over forever. But
they continued to harden their hearts. Acts 21:27-28; 24:17-19.When
Jesus ascended to the Father at his death on the cross, the veil in the temple
was torn completely in half from top to bottom signifying the ending of temple
ordinances forever, whether they be Jewish ordinances under the law of Moses or
LDS false ordinances taught by Joseph Smith.
ChipW,Isaiah 66: Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is
my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto
me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine
hand made, and those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I
look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my
word."this man" was and is William Bickerton, and "the
house" was and is The Church of Jesus Christ (WHQ: Monongahela,
It's all about the buildings.
Thank you Mr. Collins for a beautiful video. I too have visited this beautiful
Temple...but experiencing it through your video is wonderful. If you have the
opportunity to use the drone for the SLC Temple I would recommend using a
special Hymn we sing (#5 in our Hymn Book) "HIGH on the MOUNTAIN TOP" as
the background music-sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir...so beautiful!
I've seen this wonderful video on YouTube, visited Temple Square, and
toured the Tokyo Temple before it opened. This all leaves me with an
impression -- that a thousand years from now there may be two American
contributions to architecture remembered: the skyscraper, child of American
technological innovation, and the LDS Temple, tribute to American religious. -dlj.
This is absolutely beautiful. I've been to that temple, and flown over it
as well. I've never seen a temple from so many angles. Very wonderful!
I just want to say thank you. I found your video very moving. I encourage you to
film as many other temples as you can. The LA Temple was the first temple I went
to and found it very beautiful. Again - Thank you