Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Sacred Temples of God

Okay, before I make my next post, I have a confession to make; my psuedoname that I sometimes use is Chameleon777, but I am not using it this time.

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The Sacred Temples of God


 
The Sacred Temples Of God

Doctrine and Covenants, Section 118, verse 89 states, "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God."

 

 
Temples are places with such sacred organization and they are also sanctuaries where the Lord's Spirit may dwell safely within our hearts and broaden our minds if we allow ourselves to be helped and refined through the Atonement. They are in the world, but are separate from the world in that they are places where the work of the Lord can be done for both the salvation and exaltation of the living, but also the salvation and exaltation of they who are no longer alive.

The work of the Lord consists of saving ordinances, which are physical acts that, when reverently completed with pure intent, show both willingness and commitment to take the name of Christ upon ones self just like He was willing to take our sins upon Himself to save us from eternal darkness.


It has often been speculated that the temples are a big secret and exclusive to only a small group of individuals, but that is definitely incorrect. Temples are sacred and what goes on within the holy walls of one is even more so, as the work is not only done for the living to help themselves turn from sinners into saints and someday, into Gods; the work is also done so the dead can become alive again.

Those who have made themselves a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and who have also made themselves worthy, and have also acquired a special recommendation following a personal interview with their bishop, to enter may do so and help the work of the Lord progress if they so wish to; it is a sacred responsibility and a monumental journey to help in the Lord's work, but it is worth it.

 
 

These ordinances and covenants cannot be completed except through the guidance of the holy Priesthood of God, which is the power and authority to act in God's name.

In 1st Corinthians, which can be found in the Bible, chapter three, verse 17, it says, "If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."

Priesthood is something that cannot be bought, but making poor choices can make men's ability you use that priesthood difficult and sometimes near impossible; when men turn away from or dishonor their priesthood, it is like selling their soul to Satan in exchange for temporary pleasure that does nothing beneficial. To dishonor priesthood is to dishonor the sacrifice that Christ made so that all men who are worthy and desiring to have the responsibility may carry it with high honors.


Taking part in the Lord's work is a sacred responsibility; can we rise to our potential and move forward in faith one step at a time? Why should we be scared to act in the name of Jesus Christ?

(Now, is this good or should I add more? Comments, please!)
 
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