In the Latter Day Saint movement (also known as Mormonism), a temple is a building dedicated to be a house of God and is reserved for special forms of worship. Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint Mormonism is a term used to describe the religious, ideological and cultural elements of certain branches of the Latter Day Saint movement God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. A temple differs from a church meetinghouse, which is used for weekly worship services. A meeting house describes a place of public meeting particularly in the eastern portion of Canada and the United States In Mormonism, worship services include weekly services held on Sundays (or Saturday when local custom or law prohibits Sunday worship in neighborhood based religious units Temples have been a significant part of the Latter Day Saint movement since its inception. Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint Today, temples are operated by several Latter Day Saint denominations. A Latter The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates over 120 temples worldwide to perform Endowment ceremonies, marriages, and other rituals for both the living and by proxy in behalf of dead ancestors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known In Latter Day Saint theology the Endowment usually refers to an ordinance or ritual that is performed in Latter Day Saint temples. The Community of Christ operates two temples in the United States, which are open to the public and are used for worship services, performances, and historical education. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Some Latter Day Saint groups, like the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite), do not use temples and only worship in church branches or missions. The Church of Jesus Christ is a Christian Religious denomination headquartered in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Latter Day Saint movement was conceived as a restoration of practices believed to have been lost in a Great Apostasy from the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint The Great Apostasy is a term used by some religious groups to allege a general fallen state of traditional Christianity, or especially of Catholicism Temple worship played a prominent role in the Bible's Old Testament, and in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a Sacred text of the churches in the Latter Day Saint movement.
On December 27, 1832 — two years after the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ — the movement's founder, Joseph Smith, Jr., reported receiving a revelation that called upon church members to restore the practice of temple worship. The Latter Day Saints in Kirtland, Ohio were commanded to:
More importantly, Latter Day Saints see temples as the fulfillment of a prophecy found in Malachi 3:1 (KJV):
This is believed to emphasize that when the Lord comes again, he will come "to his temple".
As plans were drawn up to construct a temple in Kirtland, the decision was made to simultaneously begin work on a second temple at the church's colony in Jackson County Missouri. The Kirtland Temple is a registered National Historic Landmark in Kirtland Ohio, USA, on the eastern edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint Jackson County is a County located in the US state of Missouri. Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Surviving plans indicate that both temples would have the same dimensions and approximately the same appearance and both were to be at the "centerplaces" of cities designed according to Smith's plan for the City of Zion. Within the Latter Day Saint movement, Zion is often used to connote a Utopian association of the righteous
Conflict in Missouri led to the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County, obviating any possibility of building a temple there, but work on the temple in Kirtland continued. At great cost and after great sacrifice, the Latter Day Saints finished the Kirtland Temple in early 1836. The Kirtland Temple is a registered National Historic Landmark in Kirtland Ohio, USA, on the eastern edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area On March 17, they held a lengthy dedication ceremony and numerous spiritual experiences and visitations were reported.
Conflict relating to the failure of the church's Kirtland Safety Society bank, caused the church presidency to leave Kirtland and move the church's headquarters to the Mormon settlement of Far West, Missouri. The Kirtland Safety Society (KSS was a quasi- Bank organized in 1836 (and reorganized on January 2, 1837) by leaders and followers of the Church Far West Missouri, was a Latter Day Saint ( Mormon) settlement in Caldwell County Missouri. Far West was also platted along the lines of the City of Zion plan and in 1838 the church began construction of a new, larger temple in the center of the town. They may also have dedicated a temple site in the neighboring Mormon settlement of Adam-ondi-Ahman. Adam-ondi-Ahman (sometimes clipped to Diahman) is a historic site along the east bluffs above the Grand River in Daviess County, Missouri. The events of the 1838 Mormon War and the expulsion of the Mormons from Missouri left these attempts at temple-building no further progressed than excavating foundations.
In 1839, the Mormons regrouped at a new headquarters in Nauvoo, Illinois. There is also a Nauvoo Alabama, and a Nauvoo Pennsylvania Nauvoo ( is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois They were again commanded to build a "House of the Lord" — this one even larger and greater than those that went before. Plans for the temple in Nauvoo followed the earlier models in Kirtland and Independence with lower and upper courts, but the scale was much increased.
New conflicts arose that caused Joseph Smith, the Prophet and President of the Church, to be murdered, along with his brother Hyrum the Patriarch, at Carthage Jail on June 27,1844. See also Evangelist (Latter Day Saints In the Latter Day Saint movement, Patriarch (also called Evangelist) is an office of the Priesthood The Nauvoo Temple stood only half finished. The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Eventually, this temple was finished and dedicated. Some temple ordinances were performed before most of the saints followed Brigham Young west across the Mississippi River.
Joseph Smith's martyrdom resulted in a succession crisis which divided the movement into different sects. The succession crisis in the Latter Day Saint movement occurred after the violent death of the movement's founder Joseph Smith Jr The concept of temple worship evolved separately in many of these sects and only the LDS church continued to build temples until April 1990 when the Community of Christ, then known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS), began to construct their first temple, which was officially dedicated in 1994. The Community of Christ still owns the Kirtland Temple, which is open to visitors and is used for worship services or special events by various Latter Day Saint denominations.
Temples have held numerous purposes in the Latter Day Saint movement, both historically and their differing expressions today. These purposes include:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the LDS Church) is by far the most prolific builder of temples. EDITORS Please help preserve references When removing references in this article (i The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known Currently there are 126 operating temples, 8 under construction, and 6 announced (not yet under construction). Additionally the LDS Church uses temples for special purposes, rather than for Sunday worship services which are held in meetinghouses. Instead, temples are special houses of worship where ordinances and sealings (most frequently thought of as marriages) are performed. In Mormonism, an ordinance is a religious Ritual of special significance often involving the formation of a covenant with God Occasionally meetings are held within temples (such as the weekly meeting of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles), but not all temples have facilities for such meetings. In the Latter Day Saint movement, the quorum of the Twelve (also known as the council of the Twelve, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Council Temples and their associated ordinances are a vital part of the theology of the LDS church. Their importance is often emphasized in weekly meetings, and regular participation in temple work is strongly encouraged of all Latter-day Saints (LDS).
The first Latter-day Saint temple ceremonies were performed in Kirtland, Ohio, but differed significantly from the endowment performed on the second floor of Joseph Smith’s Red Brick Store in Nauvoo, Illinois and the Nauvoo Temple. The Red Brick Store in Nauvoo, Illinois, was a building that was constructed and owned by Joseph Smith Jr Kirtland ordinances included washings and anointings (differing in many ways from the modern portion) and the washing of the feet ordinance. For nearly four years beginning in 1842, the prophet’s modest mercantile functioned as a de facto temple—the site of the first washings, anointings, endowments, and sealings. In contrast, the grand edifice known as the Nauvoo Temple was in operation for only two months before the Saints left Illinois for the West.
Preparations to initiate the first members of Joseph Smith’s Quorum of the Anointed, or Holy Order, as it was also known, were made on May 3, 1842. The walls of the second level of the Red Brick Store were painted with garden-themed murals, the rooms fitted with carpets, potted plants, and a veil hung from the ceiling. All the while, the ground level continued to operate as Joseph Smith’s general mercantile.
After the early events of the succession crisis, Brigham Young assumed control of the church's headquarters at Nauvoo, Illinois. The succession crisis in the Latter Day Saint movement occurred after the violent death of the movement's founder Joseph Smith Jr Brigham Young (June 1 1801 &ndash August 29 1877 was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. While he and the rest of the Quorum of the Twelve made contingency plans for abandoning the city, he may have hoped that it would not prove necessary. In the Latter Day Saint movement, the quorum of the Twelve (also known as the council of the Twelve, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Council For example, in early 1845 he held a conference at the Norwegian colony at Norway, Illinois and announced a plan to build a Latter-day Saint town there with a temple for the use of the Norwegian Saints.
Meanwhile Young urged the Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo to redouble their efforts to finish the temple. By the end of 1845, the building was sufficiently finished to allow temple ordinances to be performed. In Mormonism, an ordinance is a religious Ritual of special significance often involving the formation of a covenant with God Ordinances continued to be performed in early 1846 as the Mormons were forced to abandon the city. A small crew remained in the city and continued to work on the temple until April 30, 1846, when it was finally abandoned. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display
Upon reaching the Great Basin, Brigham Young began to build settlements based on the City of Zion plan and designated four of these to contain temples: Salt Lake City (1847), St. George (1871), Manti (1875), and Logan (1877). The Frankfurt Germany Temple is the 43rd constructed and 41st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Great Basin is a large arid region of the western United States. Salt Lake City is the Capital and the most populous city of the U St George is a city located in the southwestern part of the U Manti is a city in and the County seat of Sanpete County, Utah, United States. Logan is a city in Cache County, Utah, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 42670 a substantial increase The St. George Temple was the first to be completed in 1877, followed by Logan (1884) and Manti (1888). The St George Utah Temple (formerly the St George Temple) is the first temple completed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the forced The Logan Utah Temple (formerly the Logan Temple) is the 4th constructed and 2nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Manti Utah Temple (formerly the Manti Temple) is the fifth constructed temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons The Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to complete because of various setbacks and delays. The Salt Lake Temple is the largest (of more than 120 and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was dedicated in 1893.
Latter-day Saint temple building halted until the presidency of Joseph F. Smith who announced two additional temples: Cardston, Alberta (1913) and Lā‘ie, Hawai‘i (1915). Joseph Fielding Smith Sr ( November 13, 1838 &ndash November 19, 1918) was the sixth president of The Church of Jesus Christ The Cardston Alberta Temple (formerly the Alberta Temple) is the eighth constructed and sixth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Laie Hawaii Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church located on the northeast shore of the Hawaiian island of Cardston became the first Latter-day Saint temple dedicated outside of the United States. Smith broke with the previous tradition (established since Kirtland) of building temples with upper and lower courts. Temples previously had been ever larger, but the Laie, Hawaii temple was smaller than the Nauvoo Temple had been.
Both Cardston and Laie were dedicated under church president Heber J. Grant as was a temple in Mesa, Arizona. Heber Jeddy Grant ( November 22, 1856 &ndash May 14, 1945) was the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day The Mesa Arizona Temple (formerly the Arizona Temple) is the seventh operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. George Albert Smith dedicated the next temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho. George Albert Smith ( April 4, 1870 &ndash April 4, 1951) was the eighth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (formerly the Idaho Falls Temple) is the tenth constructed and eighth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day David O. McKay dedicated five additional temples including one in Bern, Switzerland — which was the first temple dedicated in Europe and the first temple to use film recording of the endowment rather than live actors. David Oman McKay ( September 8, 1873 &ndash January 18, 1970) was the ninth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day The Bern Switzerland Temple (formerly the Swiss Temple) is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the LDS Church Joseph Fielding Smith dedicated a temple in Ogden, Utah and Harold B. Lee dedicated its twin in Provo, Utah. Joseph Fielding Smith Jr ( July 19, 1876 &ndash July 2, 1972) was the tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day The Ogden Utah Temple (formerly the Ogden Temple) is the sixteenth constructed and fourteenth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Harold Bingham Lee ( March 28, 1899 – December 26, 1973) was eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day The Provo Utah Temple (formerly the Provo Temple) is the 17th constructed and 15th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Spencer W. Kimball began a plan to build many more smaller temples according to standardized plans. The Logan Utah Temple (formerly the Logan Temple) is the 4th constructed and 2nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Spencer Woolley Kimball ( March 28, 1895 – November 5, 1985) was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Twenty-one temples were dedicated during his presidency, including the tiny Papeete Tahiti Temple — which was less than 10,000 square feet (900 m²). The Papeete Tahiti Temple is the 27th constructed and 25th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This trend has continued. Nine additional temples were dedicated in the presidency of Ezra Taft Benson and two in the brief presidency of Howard W. Hunter. Ezra Taft Benson ( August 4, 1899 &ndash May 30, 1994) was the thirteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Howard William Hunter ( November 14, 1907 &ndash March 3, 1995) was the fourteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Under church president Gordon B. Hinckley, the church dedicated seventy-seven temples. Gordon Bitner Hinckley ( June 23 1910 – January 27 2008) was an American religious leader who served as the fifteenth president In 1997, Hinckley introduced a standardized, smaller temple plan designed to bring temple services to smaller or remote congregations at a reduced cost. The first of this new generation of temples was completed in 1998 with the Monticello Utah Temple. The Monticello Utah Temple is the 53rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The original plan called for 6,800 square feet (630 m²), later increased to 10,700 square feet (990 m²). Subsequent revisions to the standard design further increased the size and complexity of the temples. The majority of the temples dedicated under Hinkley's tenure were of the smaller design, but one particularly noteworthy achievement was the rebuilding of a temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, known as the Nauvoo Illinois Temple. There is also a Nauvoo Alabama, and a Nauvoo Pennsylvania Nauvoo ( is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois The Nauvoo Illinois Temple is the 113th dedicated temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Since the completion of the Helsinki Finland Temple, no further temples have been constructed based on the smaller design, with a return to a more classical design and larger size. The Helsinki Finland Temple is the 124th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "LDS Church" The church has not indicated if the program of rapid temple construction using the smaller design has terminated or if it will continue to be used for future temples.
Two temples have been dedicated under current church president Thomas S. Monson. Biography Monson was born on August 21, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah to G Currently there are 126 operating temples, 8 under construction, and 6 announced (not yet under construction).
Temples have a different purpose from LDS meetinghouses. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today, temples serve two main purposes: (1) Temples are locations in which worthy Latter-day Saints can perform sacred ordinances on behalf of themselves, their deceased ancestors, or unrelated deceased persons whose names are compiled from historical records through the church's Family Record Extraction Program. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known (2) Temples are considered to be a Houses of Holiness where members can go to commune with God.
Ezra Taft Benson, a former president of the Church, taught:
Such personal revelation can be received as needed, but many feel that it is easier to receive such revelation when one is in a place as peaceful and apart from the world as temples are.
Nearly everything in the temple is symbolic, from the clothing worn (those who attend the temple dress in white, a symbol of purity), to the building and rooms, to the ceremonies themselves.
Latter-day Saint temples are constructed with several symbolic elements meant to represent their religious theology. On December 27 1832 — two years after the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ — the movement's founder Joseph Smith Jr Each temple has the words "Holiness to the Lord" inscribed on it, representing the same inscription on the Old Testament Temple of Solomon. Most temples are built facing East, pointing the direction from which Jesus Christ is prophesied to return. The spires and towers on the East side of the temple are elevated higher than spires and towers on the West side for this same reason, and to represent the Melchizedek, or Higher Priesthood. Some temples, like Salt Lake, Chicago, and Washington D. C. have triple spires on each side of the temple representing the three different offices in the both the Melchizedek Priesthood and the Aaronic Priesthood. Stones carved with sun, moon, and earth or star designs are placed in ascending order around the temple facade to represent the Latter-day Saint belief in a Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdom, or Three Degrees of Glory in the afterlife. The statue of the Angel Moroni, placed on most temples built after the Salt Lake Temple, was designed in 1891 by Cyrus Dallin. The statue design represents the Latter-day Saint belief that Moroni was the angel spoken of in Revelations 14. 
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make covenants and perform special rituals and ordinances within temples. In Mormonism, an ordinance is a religious Ritual of special significance often involving the formation of a covenant with God Some of these include:
These ordinances may be performed either on behalf of the participant or by "proxy" on behalf of the dead. Baptism for the dead, vicarious baptism or proxy baptism is the religious practice of baptizing a living person on behalf of an individual who is dead Confirmation is a Rite of initiation in many Christian Churches normally in the form of Laying on of hands and/or Anointing for In general religious use ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is set apart as Clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies In the Latter Day Saint movement, washing and anointing (also called the initiatory) is an ordinance ( Sacrament) practiced by certain denominations In Latter Day Saint theology the Endowment usually refers to an ordinance or ritual that is performed in Latter Day Saint temples. In Mormonism, a sealing is an ordinance (ritual performed in temples by a person holding the Sealing power. Some of these ordinances are normally performed outside of temples for the living, but when performed on behalf of the dead they are performed exclusively in temples. This includes baptism, confirmation, and ordination to the priesthood. Baptism for the dead, vicarious baptism or proxy baptism is the religious practice of baptizing a living person on behalf of an individual who is dead Confirmation is a Rite of initiation in many Christian Churches normally in the form of Laying on of hands and/or Anointing for In general religious use ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is set apart as Clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies In the Latter Day Saint movement, priesthood is considered to be the power and authority of God including the authority to act as a leader in the church and to perform The ordinances of Washing and anointing, the Endowment and the ceremony of Eternal marriage are performed only within a temple. In the Latter Day Saint movement, washing and anointing (also called the initiatory) is an ordinance ( Sacrament) practiced by certain denominations
Latter-day Saints perform these proxy ordinances because they believe deceased non-Mormons are in a condition commonly referred to as "spirit prison. Spirit prison is believed by some Christians including most notably Latter-day Saints, to be a place where people who have not had the opportunity to learn and accept " They believe that Christ went to the righteous spirits and organized a great missionary force to teach the gospel to others of the dead who, in turn, may be baptized by proxy in a temple. It is believed that the dead may accept or reject the other ordinances done by proxy on their behalf prior to the Final judgment. In Christian eschatology, the Last Judgment or Day of the Lord is the judgment by God of every human who ever lived
An LDS Church manual called Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple explains that Latter-day Saints "do not discuss the temple ordinances outside the temples. " Further, the manual states:
However, to experience the temple firsthand, one needs to convert to the faith, and then (after a year's membership) obtain a temple recommend to enter. The recommend is obtained from and signed by the member's bishop after passing a one-on-one worthiness interview, in which one's commitment to the gospel is reviewed. Bishop is the highest priesthood office of the Aaronic priesthood in the Latter Day Saint movement. The recommend is also signed by the member's stake president after a second one-on-one worthiness interview, and finally by the member themselves. A stake is an administrative unit composed of multiple congregations in denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. By signing his or her own recommend, the member acknowledges their responsibility to ensure that they remain worthy to hold the recommend. Once issued a recommend remains valid for a period of two years.
A limited-use recommend can be obtained by those who just want to act as proxy in temple baptism and confirmation ceremonies. A member of the church must be twelve years of age (and hold the priesthood if male) and pass a worthiness interview with the member's bishop. Unlike the temple recommend, a limited-use recommend does not require a year's membership nor an interview with a stake president. A limited-use recommend is also not valid for participation in temple ceremonies beyond proxy baptism and confirmation.
To qualify for a temple recommend, one must faithfully affirm a series of questions examining what the church believes are the most important factors indicating one's spiritual worthiness. These questions seek to ensure that the interviewee has a basic belief in key church doctrines, and obeys the most significant church rules, such as the following:
No individual is allowed into an LDS temple without a temple recommend regardless of church membership - which necessarily excludes all non-Mormons from attending temple weddings. When a couple whose parent(s) do not possess a temple recommend chooses to marry in the temple, the parent may feel resentment.  Additionally, the practice of holding a traditional wedding ceremony for the benefit of the non-Mormon friends and family is contrary to established Church policy, although ring ceremonies or receptions after the ceremony, held at local churches or other public venues, are common and often quite elaborate. Mormon wedding services (whether or not they take place in a temple) do not include the exchanging of rings, so Mormon couples will often have a small ring ceremony after the temple wedding where all friends and family are welcome. For those couples who prefer a non-temple marriage first, the couple is required to wait at least one year to be sealed. 
The church specifies that the sacred nature of the temple ceremony and a desire not to promote any confusion between it and a non-temple marriage as reasoning for this policy. Critics claim that this is simply an intrusive and divisive way to put pressure on non-Mormons to convert.  The measure is not imposed upon Mormons in certain European countries where the law requires a civil ceremony in a designated public place outside the temple for a marriage to be legally valid; or in the case where a home country does not recognize a marriage performed within a temple located in another country.  (Note, however, that in such countries, a temple sealing must closely follow the civil ceremony, within the space of a few days at most, otherwise the one-year wait is again necessary. ) When a marriage ceremony outside of the temple is required by local law, the church also instructs that this ceremony is to be performed before the temple ceremony, to reinforce the idea of the temple marriage being the "final" ceremony, not a preamble to the one required by secular law.
Although the most prolific builder of temples within the Latter Day Saint movement is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, several other denominations have built or attempted to build temples. Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint
The Community of Christ (formerly The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) maintains two temples. Unlike those of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, however, these temples are open to the public, and do not involve sacred ordinances, except at certain times for Communion and a daily prayer for peace. In Mormonism, the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper most often simply referred to as the Sacrament is the Sacrament in which participants partake of The oldest temple maintained by the church is in Kirtland, Ohio. This temple was the first temple built by Latter Day Saints. A Latter In its 1994 World Conference, the Community of Christ dedicated a temple in Independence, Missouri. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Independence is a city in Jackson County in the US state of Missouri, and the fourth largest city in the state
During the life of Joseph Smith, Jr. , he dedicated a location in Independence, Missouri for the building of a special temple, which was to be the center of a New Jerusalem. The lot for this temple is owned and maintained by the Church of Christ (Temple Lot). The Temple Lot is a planned temple location in the Latter Day Saint movement in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. The Church of Christ is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement and is headquartered in Independence, Missouri on what is known as the Temple Although the church planned to build a temple on the site in the early 20th century, and even excavated a foundation, efforts were abandoned during the economic woes of the Great Depression and due to a schism which resulted in the establishment of the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message. The Church of Christ with the Elijah Message is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement, headquartered in Jackson County, Missouri, that split off Today, the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) has no plans to construct a temple of its own. Instead, the church believes it is the steward of the location until the various sects of the Latter Day Saint movement re-unite into a single organization before the Second Coming of Jesus. In Christianity, the Second Coming is the anticipated return of Jesus Christ from Heaven to earth an event that will fulfill aspects of Messianic
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) began to construct a temple at their headquarters in Voree, Wisconsin in the mid-1840s. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement with more than a thousand members Voree is an unincorporated community on the outskirts of present-day Burlington, in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States, in Another temple may have been planned for Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, prior to their expulsion. The church has made no attempt to build temples since the death of their prophet, James J. Strang. James Jesse Strang (March 21 1813 &ndash July 9 1856 was one of three major contenders for leadership of the Latter Day Saint movement during the 1844 Succession Crisis
The Apostolic United Brethren has had a temple in Ozumba, Mexico at least by the 1990s, as well as an Endowment house in Utah since sometime in the 1980s.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) made news in 2004 by embarking on the construction of a temple at their new settlement near Eldorado, Texas. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ( FLDS Church) is one of the largest Mormon fundamentalist denominations and one of America's largest Eldorado is a city in Schleicher County, Texas, United States. The foundation of the FLDS temple roughly matches that of the original Nauvoo Temple. This is the second time any of the polygamous Mormon fundamentalists sects have attempted to build a temple of their own. Mormon fundamentalism (also called fundamentalist Mormonism) is a belief in the validity of selected fundamental aspects of Mormonism as taught and
The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days reportedly believe that when the end time arrives, they will enter the Manti Utah Temple (owned by the LDS church) and assume control of it. The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days ( TLC) is a breakaway Sect of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS The Manti Utah Temple (formerly the Manti Temple) is the fifth constructed temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons At that time all of the wicked outside of the temple will be destroyed and only the righteous, inside the temple will survive.