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Mormon Baptisms for the Dead

Mormon Baptisms for the Dead

Tiffany Sowby is a mother of five and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” woman). She tries to find humor, joy, and contentment in the little things life has to offer. While a student at the University of Utah, I passed the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church) on my drive to school each day. At that point in my life, I was able to count on two hands the number of times I had entered into a Mormon temple to do what we Latter-day Saints (or “Mormons”) believe to be temple work for those that have passed on before us. This temple work consists of performing certain ordinances, by proxy, for family members who passed away without an opportunity to receive those ordinances. Specifically, at that time in my life, I was limited to participating in baptisms for the dead only. Worthy Latter-day Saints age 12 and older have the opportunity to participate in baptisms for… Read the rest of this article »

A Taste of Heaven in the Mormon Temple

A Taste of Heaven in the Mormon Temple

By Valerie Fulmer. Many years ago I had an experience in the St. Louis Missouri Mormon Temple that changed my perspective on life in an extraordinary and unforgettable way.  Before I share this story with you, I would like to explain a little about temples.  Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons) believe temples are sacred places where we make promises to God and perform sacred ordinances pertaining to our salvation as individuals and as families.  As stated on www.mormon.org, “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.” Mormons continue to believe in the need for temples as directed by the Lord today.  We go to the temple to learn, to receive sacred ordinances, to get married for time and for eternity, to be sealed to our… Read the rest of this article »

The Mormon Temple Endowment

The Mormon Temple Endowment

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called Mormons by those of other faiths, believe in holy temples. Mormon temples are being built all over the world to bring their blessings to members of the “Mormon Church” who may otherwise not be able to attend due to distance and expense. Those who have not heard much about Mormon temples sometimes accuse Latter-day Saints of being very secretive about them, but if you ask any Latter-day Saint about the temple, he will tell you it is not secret, but sacred. This accusation comes because Mormon temples are not open to everyone, and, in fact, not even to all Latter-day Saints. Only members of The Church of Jesus Christ who are in good standing (meaning they are obeying the commandments of Jesus Christ they have received) and who are spiritually mature are permitted to enter Mormon temples. Those who receive their endowment for the first time are typically getting married or are preparing to serve a mission… Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Wedding

Mormon Wedding

by Jessica “Till death do you part . . . ” A common statement made by pastors and priests of Christian religions, when they conduct a wedding ceremony. Because those words are used, and taught so often amongst the congregations of different religions, most brides and grooms don’t know that there is something far greater, than a marriage ‘till death. The priesthood authority of Jesus Christ found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can perform eternally-binding ordinances. There is such a thing as marriage for eternity, a bond with the one you love that lasts for the duration of this lifetime and beyond into eternity. Marriage on earth is a difficult journey even for the most loving of couples. On earth in our mortal state, we are fraught with physical, mental, and emotional handicaps that are part of mortality. We all have faults. For the loving and patient couple that has forged a life-time bond despite their frailties, the prospect of an eternal marriage should… Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Temples to ‘Dot the Earth’

Mormon Temples to ‘Dot the Earth’

Mormons believe that temples are very sacred, very special places. The blessings available through the temple are held in the highest of esteem by Mormons, and they want those blessings to be available to all people. While it is possible for everyone to qualify to enter the temple, it may not be possible for all people to make it to the temples, particularly if they live in areas that are far from a temple. Read the rest of this article »  Read More →

Inside Mormon Temples

Inside Mormon Temples

One of the key missions of the Mormon church is to help “perfect the Saints.” In other words, the Church’s goal is to help members (Saints) be as good as they can be. The Church does this by helping members in their struggle to follow the perfect example set by Jesus Christ. Read the rest of this article »  Read More →


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