Wednesday, December 23, 2015
First London temple experience
Oct 23rd 2015 London Temple!
As part of the Mission preparation Amy attended the London Temple for the first time! She´s been reading her scriptures, fasted (abstaining from 2 meals) & prayed to receive inspiration.
An exciting day and as her parents we lovingly sustained her in visiting the Temple.
What are temples used for?
Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth. 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 a place where the principle and covenant of sacrifice was fundamental to worship.
At the time of the Restoration, the Lord commanded Joseph Smith to once again build temples on the earth. Like ancient temples, today´s temples are also sacred places where God may dwell; they are places of prayer and although we no longer offer animal sacrifices because that was done away with when Jesus Christ became the Eternal Sacrifice for our sins, the principle and covenant of sacrifice is fundamental to our temple worship.
In temples, church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God.