Posted by: 1of10boyz | January 15, 2014

5 Reasons Not to Be Upset that You Can’t Go Inside a Mormon Temple


Here this lots of times. For those near Gilbert, AZ the Open House starts this weekend. The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from Saturday, 18 January 2014, through Saturday, 15 February 2014, excluding Sundays. Free reservations for the open house can be made through the http://www.gilbertmormontemple.org website.

Mormonism: Really Want to Know?

I read an article recently by a non-Mormon who visited the Salt Lake City temple and was disappointed or offended that she could not go into the interior of the building.  That’s a common sentiment from visitors to our temples, who find themselves relegated to either touring the temple grounds (impressive, on its own, at some of our temples; Dullsville at others) or dropping in at the Visitor’s Center, which many of our temples don’t even have.  This is very different from the practice with some other faiths or denominations, whose sacred buildings are often open to visitors.

Without going into detail about what happens inside Mormon temples (there is another post here that addresses that), there are some good reasons not to be upset that you can’t get in.  In no particular order (actually, in a very particular order…the order I thought of them), here are five:

1.  If…

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