Mormon Temples: Why are Only Members Allowed to Go Inside?
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"Why Can't I Go Inside a Mormon Temple"?
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I felt that the this question that was asked was of such importance, as it is a question that is asked of Mormons frequently. Therefore, I am responding to the question in the form of this Hub.
Y - Question: sdorrian
I was in Salt Lake City recently and took a tour of the Temple grounds. We were not allowed to go into the actual Temple and were told that nobody who is not Mormon was allowed to attend services there. Do you know why that is?
M - Answer: LdsNana-AskMormon
Hi sdorrian, and thank you once again for asking about the Mormon temples and the reason not just anyone may enter. This is a subject of solemn and sacred doctrine, of which are deeply personal to many members of the LDS faith.
LDS temples are dedicated unto the Lord, and set apart from the world, as they were in ancient times. Temples are sacred, in that only those who meet a particular code of righteous living, are then eligible to enter.
The highest sacraments of the Mormon faith, such as eternal marriage sealings are performed in our temples. These sacred ordinances are holy and performed only in houses dedicated to the Lord -- temples.
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Simply because someone is a member of the LDS Church - this alone, does NOT automatically give them entrance into a Mormon temple.
They must first meet the requirements of their membership in the Church - for receiving a recommendation. This is determined by two separate personal interviews, both with ecclesiastical leaders in the Church - prior to their receiving what is known as a "Temple Recommend". These two interviews are repeated for every temple recommend holder, every two years for most members of the LDS Church.
As a member of the LDS Church myself, I can tell you that the personal preparation in our lives - in committing to live these Christian standards as taught in Mormonism - require a very solemn and serious commitment for the individual -- which is based on the keeping of commandments and covenants.
Only active and faithful members, to the teachings of Mormonism, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints then, qualify a member to enter into the temples of God here upon the earth today.
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As members of the LDS Church, we believe that the Lord would desire that everyone were able to enter into the House of the Lord and partake of the wonderful blessings of temple worship.
The temples of the Lord are the most peaceful and holy places upon the earth. I love to go to the temples and feel the Spirit and participate in those performances that are part of temple worship.
As a child I loved going to Disneyland. I grew up in Southern California.
I still can recall with more than fond memories, pulling into the Disneyland parking lot, and seeing up on the marquee, the words proclaiming... "the happiest place on earth"!
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At that time in my life, I truly believed that proclamation!
Although Disneyland has become quite commercialized and very crowded - that memory of my childhood - incredibly - still has the power to cause me to think that it is still true! (particularly when going with a young grandchild)
As a (sometimes) mature adult, who loves the gospel of Jesus Christ and desires to keep His commandments - which I believe He has given through sacred text and living prophets... for me personally - the temples of God are "the most joyful places on earth... " where heaven touches our lives here and now. And this is thrilling!
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I too, would love it - if you could have gone inside and seen and felt how truly wonderful a temple of God is - to the soul. There have been many new temples built all over the world over the last few decades. After each temple is completed, there is a time set aside, prior to these edifices being dedicated to the Lord - of which the public is then able to go inside and tour the temples. Once a temple is dedicated, a temple recommend then becomes necessary for entrance.
I hope that these videos are helpful in bringing some sense both physically and spiritually -- a bit about these sacred LDS Temples...
Those who have an interest in learning more about Mormonism, our doctrines and beliefs... are invited to attend our weekly Sunday Services at any of our regular Church meetinghouses... which we call chapels.
Everyone is more than welcome, anytime, and are greeted warmly when attending an LDS Church. So don't be shy -- come and see for yourself!
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