Written by Ashley Bell, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as a “Mormon”). Ashley and her husband are expecting parents, for the first time, and are very excited for the life that is ahead.
Temples Bring Latter-day Saints/Mormons Closer to the Lord Jesus Christ
The leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which church is frequently misnamed the “Mormon Church”) are given the charge to apply a principle that was taught by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—he said, “The temple is the house of the Lord. The basis for every temple ordinance and covenant—the heart of the plan of salvation—is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Every activity, every lesson, all we do in the Church, point to the Lord and His holy house” (“Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings,” Ensign, May 2001).
I remember when I was a young child, every Sunday, I would sing in the children’s program of the Church which is called the Primary organization. One of the songs we would sing was “I Love to See the Temple.” A feeling of peace and happiness came when we sang this. I was then impressed when I turned twelve and entered into the Young Women’s program of the Church that we did Personal Progress (a girls’ achievement program with the aim to help them become virtuous young women), and it has a booklet with a picture of an LDS temple on the front cover, and inside the first page! It is interesting to note that the picture of the temple inside the cover of the Personal Progress booklet is made of a translucent kind of paper, and behind that page is a beautiful picture of the Savior–representing that the temple leads us to the Lord Jesus Christ. Read more