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Temples Bring Mormons Closer to Jesus Christ

Temples Bring Mormons Closer to Jesus Christ

Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes inadvertently referred to as the “Mormon Church” in the media, are often strikingly beautiful buildings. Mormons consider them to be some of the most sacred places on earth. Each temple is built with the utmost care and the best possible craftsmanship. It is an offering of love and sacrifice to God. After an initial open house period, Mormon temples are dedicated to the Lord, and become places of serenity and worship. Only members of the Church who are keeping God’s commandments are allowed inside the temple, in order to keep it a holy place where God’s spirit can dwell. As a result, temples can sometimes seem a little mysterious. What happens inside these beautiful, sacred buildings? Temple worship is different from the worship that occurs in regular Sunday meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ. The temple is kept holy and set apart from the world, so it can... Read the rest of this article »

Jesus Christ in Mormonism

Jesus Christ in Mormonism

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church by others) is frequently accused of not being a Christian church. This seems a bit silly if one looks at the church’s name, which itself focuses on Jesus Christ. While Mormonism as a religion does not subscribe to many of the typical Christian creeds, such as the Trinity being made up of one, incorporeal, unknowable being, Jesus Christ is truly at both the center and the head of the Mormon Church. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is literally the Only Begotten Son of God, which is what He proclaimed to the world He was. He was more than just a good man; He was the unique combination of mortal and immortal being┬áthat was required to bear the sins of the world through an eternal atonement. He was one with God in purpose, but was and is a separate being. He was the chosen Messiah, prophesied of throughout the Old Testament, though He came to save the world... Read the rest of this article »

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