LDS Church dedicates temple in Kansas City

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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 9, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    This Temple in Clay County, Missouri is just a stone's throw over the river from Jackson County, Missouri.

    No surprise Pres. Monson dedicated it himself.

    I suspect it will be the 1st of many Temples to built there...since the sites for several of them have already dedicated.

  • earnest reader MENAN, ID
    May 8, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    It thrills me to know that this Kansas city temple is there! As with the Nauvoo temple it is such a blessing for Latter-day-saints in the area where there was so much persecution. Temples are sacred not secret. Great happiness is felt by faithful members of the LDS church who attend the temple for not only themselves but for their ancestors. Family History is important! Temple work is important! Hurrah for Israel!

  • donn layton, UT
    May 8, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    To: A voice of Reason, Jesus on Temples:
    Jesus… then, Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days. They replied, It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days? But the temple he had spoken of was his Body. John 2:19-21 (NIV) Jesus fulfilled the need for Temples for Christians.

    In John (4:20-24), Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem[Temple], worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

    I have spoken openly to the world, Jesus replied I always taught in synagogues or at the Temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in Secret.(John 18:20

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    May 7, 2012 9:44 p.m.


    I can appreciate that. That won't stop me from trying to persuade you to give the church another chance, lol. But I can appreciate your willingness to recognize what is good (to the extent of how LDS members are finding happiness).

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 7, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    @A Voice of Reason
    Heh, no offense taken. Yes I am a former member, and yes I don't believe that temples are necessary in the ways the LDS church does, but they're important to you all and I know this will make a lot of LDS members in the area happy and be part of many important moments in people's lives. I can appreciate that. I like that list of 10 lesser-known LDS landmarks (or whatever it's called) too. It's interesting stuff.

    Now persuasive pieces that try and convince the reaader of (insert something here) would be a different matter since those lend themselves to discussion and disagreement.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    May 7, 2012 6:24 p.m.


    sometimes your comments surprise me. I'm not critical of your compliment. I welcome the idea that you would share it. I'm just confused as you generally are at odds with LDS beliefs. Aren't you a former member? I mean no offense- I'm simply curious and nothing more or less than that.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 7, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    Congrats on the new temple!

  • Allenre LAS VEGAS, NV
    May 7, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    My wife and I flew from Las Vegas, NV to see this dedication. Seeing the Prophet in person was such an amazing experience.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    May 7, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    A glorious day for all within the boundaries of the Kansas City Temple District.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 7, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    The people from this area are a legend to the members here in the St Louis Temple area. They have made great sacrifice to attend and serve as ordinance workers in the St Louis Temple. Our temple has really slowed down, but I have no doubt that the Kansas City temple will be a busy and productive temple. Congrats to all of you in the Kansas City temple area. You earned it :)

  • RyanWhiting OREM, UT
    May 7, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    Exciting news for those that live in the area! Great day!

  • Dadof5sons Montesano, WA
    May 7, 2012 10:18 a.m.

    This so great to see these Temple being built! I hope to see even more of them be built.