Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Out of all of the temples I went through and picked my three favorite temples. It is so hard to pick the favorite temples, but these three are equal. All number 1. These temples are (dun dun dun)...

Bountiful Utah Mormon Temple
The Bountiful Utah Temple!This temple was dedicated in 1995. I love it here. I look forward to the week after my mission ends when I will get to attend this temple. That is gonna be so exciting. I have not yet ever attended this temple but I have seen it many times and now I just can't wait to be there. Bountiful Utah Temple
Cardston Alberta Mormon Temple
Cardston Alberta Temple. This is my home temple. I just love this unique temple. This temple was dedicated in 1923. Cardston Alberta Temple

San Diego California Mormon Temple
San Diego California Temple. This temple was dedicated in 1993. This is such a beautiful looking temple. I can't wait to go here one day! It is going to be a dream come true. San Diego California Temple
These are my three favorite temples. The best thing about each of them is they are the House of the Lord. These buildings are dedicated to the Lord.
"Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

"When you come to the temple you will love your family with a deeper love than you have ever felt before. The temple is about families."
—Richard H. Winkel

"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."
—I Kings 9:3

"And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD."
—Exodus 28:36

"The temple is a place of holiness. It is the most sacred and holy place on earth and should be treated with the greatest degree of reverence and respect."
—L. Lionel Kendrick

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth.
Anciently, the Lord directed Solomon to build a temple (1 Chronicles 28:1-6). This temple was a place where God could dwell, was a place of prayer, was a place of sacrifice and was a place where the principle and covenant of sacrifice was fundamental to worship.
At the time of the Restoration, the Lord commanded Joseph Smith to once again build temples on the earth. Like ancient temples, today’s temples are also sacred places where God may dwell; they are places of prayer and, although we no longer offer animal sacrifices because that was done away with when Jesus Christ became the Eternal Sacrifice for our sins, the principle and covenant of sacrifice is fundamental to our temple worship.
In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God.
In the temple, members:
  • Learn eternal truths.
  • Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6).
  • Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29); 1 Peter 4:6)

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Family relationships can last forever—not just for this life.
Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows.
Jesus Christ gave power to His disciples to seal families together forever when He said, “And it will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19).
Death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2).
Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family. (See: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”)

I know families can be together forever with the sealing powers of the Priesthood here in these Temples. I know that all will receive the Gospel whether they be living or dead. I know that when the temple is attended regularly the Spirit within you is much stronger as long as you are going worthily. I know that marriage inside the temple is for eternity and not till death do you part. This is part of God's great plan! Families are so important in this plan that He has given us temples to be sealed together in for time and all eternity. For this is the House of the Lord!

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