One of the things that distinguishes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) from other Christian denominations is the construction of temples, special religious buildings which are different than churches. In the LDS Church, temples are special buildings open to only devout and practicing members (frequently called “Mormons”). People are curious about this on many levels. What exactly is different about temples? What goes on inside them? How do Mormon beliefs about the temple affect daily life?
This is the beginning of a series of posts I will write on this topic. My objective is to give people a window into what it is like to be a Mormon so that others may understand better what we do and why. I hope that what I write will be interesting and informative, and bring us closer together in a world where there is so much dividing people.
Here’s an overview of what I plan to post under the current topic (I’ll add links later):
- What is a temple?
- Who can enter a temple?
- What happens in temples?
- How does temple activity extend into daily life?
If you have some particular questions about Mormon life that you would like answered, please feel free to send me an email and I’ll do my best to post a good answer.