7 de fev de 2014

Tomorrow I'll be at the HOUSE OF THE LORD

This Saturday I'm going to a very special place. It is in Curitiba and it's a TEMPLE. In the Holy Bible there are references to temples to the Lord's people. Nowadays we still having temples and they are in many parts of the world.
But What do the Latter-Day Saints do in the temples? 

  • We Learn eternal truths.
  • We Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6).
  • We Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:291 Peter 4:6)
We also have a very special website called Family Search: https://familysearch.org There you can find and upload you own family tree. Take a look at my personal genealogy:

And If you want to see some picture of some temples around the world:


San Diego Temple
Curitiba Temple
Curitiba Temple
Salt Lake City Temple
Curitiba Temple

Oakland California Temple



Temple Quote
"What I am trying to teach is that when we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously in order to maintain the blessings promised by those ordinances, then come what may, we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent."

- Richard G. Scott


I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Psalm 122:1

King James Version (KJV)


If you want to know more about the Holy Temple visit the following websites:
http://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-40-temple-work-and-family-history?lang=eng
http://www.lds.org/general-conference/1999/04/preparing-our-families-for-the-temple?lang=eng&query=temple
http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2001/04/personal-preparation-for-temple-blessings?lang=eng&query=temple
http://www.lds.org/general-conference/1976/04/the-blessing-of-building-a-temple?lang=eng&query=temple
http://www.lds.org/manual/preparing-to-enter-the-holy-temple/preparing-to-enter-the-holy-temple?lang=eng&query=temple

Some questions about the temple:


“Why does your Church have temples?”

Throughout history the Lord has commanded His people to build temples.2 When the Church was restored, the Lord commanded the Prophet Joseph Smith to build temples. The temple is the house of the Lord. 3 In thetemple, sacred ordinances are performed that could not be done anywhere on earth except in these dedicated buildings. 4
Temples are special and sacred to Church members because the ordinances performed there prepare them to return to God’s presence and to be joined to their families for eternity.

“Why can’t I go into your temple?”

Since the temple is a sacred place where sacred covenants are made, one who enters must be a Church member who is spiritually prepared and living Church standards.
Any adult who has been a Church member for at least a year and who lives worthy to receive a temple recommend from his or her bishop or branch president may enter the temple. Living worthy of entering the templeincludes living a pure life, being honest, keeping the Word of Wisdom, and paying tithes and offerings, among other requirements.

“What do Church members do in the temple?”

In the temple, Church members participate in sacred ordinances, such as eternal marriage, where a couple is joined, or sealed, as husband and wife for this life and all eternity. The temple is also a place of instruction and worship, where members make covenants to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Also, Church members perform ordinances, such as baptism and confirmation, in behalf of those who have passed away without the opportunity of accepting the gospel of Jesus Christ. Temple workers are volunteers.

“Why do Church members take little suitcases or bags to the temple?”

Inside the temple, Church members change out of their street clothes and wear modest, simple white clothing. White symbolizes purity and reverence. They bring their temple clothing to the temple with them in their bags.

“What does the temple look like inside?”



At a temple open house (held before a temple is dedicated), visitors are welcome to walk through and see what the interior of the temple looks like. Temples are beautifully decorated and kept very clean. There are rooms within the temple to serve various purposes, such as holding marriage ceremonies. Temple grounds and visitors’ centers are usually open for viewing also. 
To find out the hours or location of a temple in your area, go towww.lds.org/temples. Or to search for more articles about temples, go to the Church magazines online at www.lds.org, and click on “Gospel Library.”

“How do I find out more?”

For more information you can share with others, go towww.lds.org/temples. There, you will find more about the history and purposes of temples, answers to frequently asked questions, and how family history work relates to temple work.
The material of this post was copied from http://lds.org and google images.

Thanks for reading!