Listen to a special 2-part Viewpoint on Mormonism on this topic that aired on September 12-13, 2016 Part 1 Part 2 By Eric Johnson (Photo at right is of the author at the Philadelphia Temple Open House in August 2016) Since 1993, MRM has participated in 31 different temple open house events, which is the only time … Read more
Check out the Temple Open House Newspaper Whenever a new Mormon temple is built in a particular city, a 3- or 4-week “open house” is held so the public can see the inside of the new structure. Once the open house is complete, the temple is immediately dedicated in elaborate ceremonies officiated by a member … Read more
By Bill McKeever
Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) emphasize the importance of temple work. The significance of these buildings in Mormon theology cannot be overstressed. In fact, it is only by participating in the temple ritual that a faithful Mormon hopes to achieve exaltation or godhood.