Mormons planning to build temple in Phoenix

May 25, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: East Valley Tribune

David Biscobing , Tribune The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build another new temple in Arizona, this one in Phoenix, President Thomas S. Monson announced Friday.

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Proud To Be Mormon

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I am so glad to see that we are building more and more temples. Congrats to Pres. Thomas S. Monson being the new President of the church. I know you will do a very good job.

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I to am so excited to see 3 new Temples to be built here. It was our LDS pioneers who tamed this valley, and made it also bloom. So when all is said and done 5 new Temples, Yes ...
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More Muslims in the USA than Mormons. More Jews in the USA than Mormons. More Norwiegans in USA than Mormons. I think they pound their chest just a little too much. All because the Masons decided to create a religion to fight Christianity. Joseph was an admitted occult proveyor, and a 33rd degree Mason. Some others: Joseph's brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett, and numerous others.
I'm not interested in temples that propagate hate and, indirectly, devil worship....
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John wrote:
More Muslims in the USA than Mormons. More Jews in the USA than Mormons. More Norwiegans in USA than Mormons. I think they pound their chest just a little too much. All because the Masons decided to create a religion to fight Christianity. Joseph was an admitted occult proveyor, and a 33rd degree Mason. Some others: Joseph's brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett, and numerous others.
I'm not interested in temples that propagate hate and, indirectly, devil worship....
Evidently you are also not interested in the truth, either. Maybe you should investigate your ridiculous claims a bit deeper before sharing your ignorant beliefs with the world.
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Let'em build their buildings...they are very attractive outside...however shallow and hollow on the inside.

“I will not keep calm”

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John wrote:
More Muslims in the USA than Mormons. More Jews in the USA than Mormons. More Norwiegans in USA than Mormons. I think they pound their chest just a little too much. All because the Masons decided to create a religion to fight Christianity. Joseph was an admitted occult proveyor, and a 33rd degree Mason. Some others: Joseph's brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett, and numerous others.
I'm not interested in temples that propagate hate and, indirectly, devil worship....
Hate? you apparently have no idea what a temple is. and unfortunatly i'm almost positive you do not care.

You should however educate yourself better before stating falsehoods about our beliefs.

I truly hope you will one day understand how sacred our temples are.

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so sad that people are so closed minded and hate full, but it is signs of the times and if someone does not understand something and are scared of it, they attack, instead of becoming educated.We have lived with this hatred for a long time and will continue till peace is in this world,one day soon...
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That was an amazing statistic about how busy the Mesa Temple is. No wonder so many are planned for AZ. Too bad they could put one of them in Tuscon, but I guess they're not enough appreciative Saints there.
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John wrote:
More Muslims in the USA than Mormons. More Jews in the USA than Mormons. More Norwiegans in USA than Mormons. I think they pound their chest just a little too much. All because the Masons decided to create a religion to fight Christianity. Joseph was an admitted occult proveyor, and a 33rd degree Mason. Some others: Joseph's brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett, and numerous others.
I'm not interested in temples that propagate hate and, indirectly, devil worship....
Interesting data on the Masons and some of the LDS pioneers. I wonder where that data originated. This is a new revelation to me.
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Yay! Temple in Phoenix. Now we will have one close to the west valley. I'm so excited!
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Well, compare and contrast the Mormons with many of the invading barbarians from the south.

I have NEVER seen or heard of Mormons tagging everything in sight with spray paint.

Never heard of Mormon gangs killing and selling drugs and terrorizinf neighborhoods and towns.

Mormons tend to be law-abiding citizens, not savages!!!!

And, Mormons respect education unlike the generally ignorant hordes from the south.

The invaders are a net loss to we, the people. Their loser culture can only create a 2nd-world country.

Give me the Mormons any day.
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Josh wrote:
Not Another Temple!
I cannot believe anyone believes this crap, Joseph Smith had a 3rd Grade Education, and you base your faith off what this retard wrote?
Plus, you have to pay to get into heaven, not literally pay to get in, but most of the religon is centered on giving the church money.
Mormons = Scam
You are demonstrating your own stupidity with your comments. Although I don’t know for certain if your assessment of Joseph Smith’s education is even accurate, I’m curious as to what you think you know about the formal education of Jesus Christ? Did he have a third grade education? If you are going to sit in judgment on anyone lacking an extended formal education, you will find yourself judging some of the greatest people in history, who I venture to say have accomplished more than you ever have or will.

All churches expect their members to tithe. That is scriptural. The difference with the Mormons, from what I have seen, is that they will actually use those financial resources to help members who are struggling financially, rather than allow them to sit on their butts and collect welfare. But I have never heard of an instance in the Mormon Church where you could pay x amount of money to be absolved for a sin. That would be Catholicism.
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PhxJosh wrote:
I could care less how educated jesus was, he is not my god.
I hope you don't consider jesus to be "one of the greatest people in history"!
Why would you care who I thought was great or not so great? Is my opinion that important to you?

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I am sorry for the neighborhood that is getting the temple. they only like you if you are a Mormon. there are a few that are nice people. most look down on you.

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well I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I am so excited to see more Temples here in the Valley. I do not look down my nose at anyone. It is so sad people feel this way about me and my religion. please do not judge me, as the saying goes do not judge a book by it's cover, or you will miss something wonderful....
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Well there is no stopping it -- where ever they want to put that house of demon worship they will. How excited can people get over a place that baptizes the dead, and has marriages for time and eternity so the mormon women can join her husband who is now a God on a distant planet to stay pregant forever. He also had lots of wives there and handmaidens. Sounds like something out of Colorado City! Seems like they have all ignored the last sentence in Rev., with their idea of a message!
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Nola from Mesa wrote:
well I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I am so excited to see more Temples here in the Valley. I do not look down my nose at anyone. It is so sad people feel this way about me and my religion. please do not judge me, as the saying goes do not judge a book by it's cover, or you will miss something wonderful....
these are just buildings.......... thats it.......... the real temple is the body of a christian.... we are the temples of christ....thats the temple we should really be building on...... not these mormon temples........
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I believe a true Christian is one who does not lower themselves to condemning others but lives their whole life lifing others up by their Christlike example. Christ taught at the temple and is the example of how to build our own lives into a Temple of God. Here is one of my favorite antidotes that conveys how important the Temple is as a model in our own lives.

"Ye Are the Temple of God"

"Last winter I was facing some deep challenges. Wanting to get close to the Lord, I walked up to the Provo Temple one evening. As I gazed at that lovely, sacred edifice, I reflected upon the words of Paul: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?" (1 Cor. 3:16.) I found myself pondering the significance of these words. In what sense is a person like a temple? What changes would I need to make in myself to be worthy to be called a temple of God?

A temple becomes a temple when it is dedicated. It is not the house of the Lord until it is given unto Him.

A temple is beautiful. Looking at it lifts and edifies. It is spotless and dignified.

A temple is calm and still. Peace and quietness reign within.

A temple is a place of worthiness--no unclean thing may enter therein.

Engraved deeply into the wall of the temple are the words, "Holiness to the Lord."

A temple is a house of service. Its whole purpose is to provide those things that are truly essential for the happiness of God's children.

The spire of the temple rises skyward. The righteous, on seeing the temple, lift their eyes to heaven.

A temple is built by sacrifice, by diligent and patient labor.

A temple is, above all, a home for God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. The house of the Lord is a sacred place, worthy of their presence.

With such thoughts in my heart, I looked at the temple and then at my own life:

Am I dedicated to the Lord?

Does my appearance lift and edify?

Am I peaceful and calm within?

Are my mind and heart open only to worthy thoughts and feelings?

Is "holiness to the Lord" engraved upon my soul?

Am I engaged in vital service to God's children?

Do I lift my eyes toward heaven?

Am I willing to build myself by sacrifice, toil, and patience?

Does the Spirit of God dwell in me?

In short, am I becoming a temple of the Most High God?

(by Tom Kelly; Ensign, Dec. 1976)
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Hannah Rebekah wrote:
I believe a true Christian is one who does not lower themselves to condemning others but lives their whole life lifing others up by their Christlike example. Christ taught at the temple and is the example of how to build our own lives into a Temple of God. Here is one of my favorite antidotes that conveys how important the Temple is as a model in our own lives.
"Ye Are the Temple of God"
"Last winter I was facing some deep challenges. Wanting to get close to the Lord, I walked up to the Provo Temple one evening. As I gazed at that lovely, sacred edifice, I reflected upon the words of Paul: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?" (1 Cor. 3:16.) I found myself pondering the significance of these words. In what sense is a person like a temple? What changes would I need to make in myself to be worthy to be called a temple of God?
A temple becomes a temple when it is dedicated. It is not the house of the Lord until it is given unto Him.
A temple is beautiful. Looking at it lifts and edifies. It is spotless and dignified.
A temple is calm and still. Peace and quietness reign within.
A temple is a place of worthiness--no unclean thing may enter therein.
Engraved deeply into the wall of the temple are the words, "Holiness to the Lord."
A temple is a house of service. Its whole purpose is to provide those things that are truly essential for the happiness of God's children.
The spire of the temple rises skyward. The righteous, on seeing the temple, lift their eyes to heaven.
A temple is built by sacrifice, by diligent and patient labor.
A temple is, above all, a home for God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. The house of the Lord is a sacred place, worthy of their presence.
With such thoughts in my heart, I looked at the temple and then at my own life:
Am I dedicated to the Lord?
Does my appearance lift and edify?
Am I peaceful and calm within?
Are my mind and heart open only to worthy thoughts and feelings?
Is "holiness to the Lord" engraved upon my soul?
Am I engaged in vital service to God's children?
Do I lift my eyes toward heaven?
Am I willing to build myself by sacrifice, toil, and patience?
Does the Spirit of God dwell in me?
In short, am I becoming a temple of the Most High God?
(by Tom Kelly; Ensign, Dec. 1976)
we are the temples of God if we are born again by the blood of the lamb......... are you saved by what Christ did on the Cross ?? totally saved by what Christ did on the cross ?? or is the mormon way Christ and my pretty little good works ?? He either died for all your sins,or he died for none......... If your good works can save you becky,then christ had no reason to die...... also he is not Satans brother...... just thought I would throw that in in case you forgot... Also becky you have to get over this idea that if someone disagrees with you ,that they are hate mongers of something of the sort........ thats not the case !!

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BONNYOSHEA wrote:
<quoted text>we are the temples of God if we are born again by the blood of the lamb......... are you saved by what Christ did on the Cross ?? totally saved by what Christ did on the cross ?? or is the mormon way Christ and my pretty little good works ?? He either died for all your sins,or he died for none......... If your good works can save you becky,then christ had no reason to die...... also he is not Satans brother...... just thought I would throw that in in case you forgot... Also becky you have to get over this idea that if someone disagrees with you ,that they are hate mongers of something of the sort........ thats not the case !!
Again you show your lack of knowledge of the Bible. All mankind and spiritual offspring of God are spirit brothers and sisters. In the premortal existence Jesus was the eldest and greatest of all God’s children. Christ was “firstborn among many brethren”(Romans 8:29). Lucifer, Adam, Abraham, etc., are also God’s children. During the war in Heavan Satan and one third of our premortal brothers and sisters were cast out (see Abraham 3:22-28). Job 1:6 tells us that Satan is a “son” of God. Elsewhere, this same author speaks of the “sons of God” as “morning stars”(Job 38:7). Isaiah refers to Lucifer as a “son of the morning”(Isaiah 14:12). Jesus is refered to as the “bright morning star”(Rev. 22:16). The Bible teaches that Christ, man, and Satan are all “sons of God.”
Have there ever been any other non-Mormon Christians who understood the implication of the Bible’s premortal spiritual sonship? Catholic scholar Giovanni Papini quotes and comments on the writings of the early Christian Lactantius (26-340 AD):

“Before creating the world, God produced a spirit like Himself, replete with the virtues of the Father. Later he made another, in whom the mark of divine origin was erased, because this one was besmirched by the poison of jealousy and turned therefore from good to evil.... He was jealous of his older Brother who, remaining united with his Father, insured his affection unto himself. This being who from god became bad is called Devil by the Greeks.“
[Papini comments:] According to Lactantius, Lucifer would have been nothing less than the brother of the Logos.... The elder spirit, filled with every divine virtue and beloved by God above all other spirits, can easily be recognized as Word, that think that the other Spirit, also endowed with every grace, was the second son of the Father: the future Satan would be, no less, the younger brother of the future Christ.(The Devil [NY:E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954], 81-82; original Lactantius, Divine Institutes II, 9; quoted by Bill Forrest; for those who term Lactantius as “Christian,” see Peterson & Ricks, 150, n. 518.)

If Lactantius can believe that Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers and still be called a “Christian,” and then so can Mormons.

Margaret Barker, Methodist minister and national Bible scholar in her book, "The Great Angel" talks about the Sons of God. There is more she goes into that put Mormonism front and center as the true Restored Gospel. Great read.

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