Wednesday, October 17, 2012

31 Days of Faith {Temples}

I am so grateful for Temples in my life.  As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we believe that "God's church exists to help families gain eternal blessings."  We believe that instead of relationships ending at death, we can continue on with our families in heaven.  This beautiful doctrine is one of the main reasons we are a missionary church.  We would love to share with others the opportunity to be with their loved ones forever.  These eternal marriages take place inside the Temple.  You can read more on the LDS Church's focus on the family here.

Also performed in Temples are the ever controversial Baptisms for the Dead.  Faithful Latter Day Saints can have this ordinance work done for their ancestors.  We are doing this work by proxy, and we believe that our ancestors and family have the opportunity to either accept or decline this work on the other side.  So you see, it is not binding...We truly are only supposed to do this for our ancestors, although some get excited and unfortunately break the rules.  This is a biblical practice that was taught by Paul in the New Testament.  You can read more, about Baptisms for the Dead.

Our Temple has been closed for some time due to updating and bringing some safety features up to code as it is an older building.  We are so excited to have it opening soon.  Before it opens back up for the sacred work and ordinances, it will be opened to the general public for tours.  If you are interested in attending a tour of the Boise Idaho Temple, please message me, and I will send you a personal invitation.

**I am not a Spokesperson for the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  
If you would like to learn more about Temples and their purpose, you can go here.**


  1. I love this post. You shared the idea of temples beautifully for those who are not members. I am so grateful for the eternal blessings that come through the temple. We are so blessed!

  2. This is a great post. I admire people who are truly of faith. They are inspiring through their belief.


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