Building a Temple

Latter Day Saints are a people of the temple. From the original Church of Christ we have been commanded to “establish an house of prayer, an house of fasting, an house of faith, an house of learning, an house of glory, an house of order, an house of God” (Doctrine of the Saints 53c:56; Doctrine and Covenants 85:36b CoC/88:119 CJCLdS). With the Saints scattering upon the death of Joseph Smith Jr. and the end of church he started, many LDS denominations have build or attempted to build temples for their people.

Today the Lord has asked the Fellowship of Chrsit to build a temple.

“I say unto my faithful servant: Build a temple unto me that I may come into my house, and that my people shall have a place to worship. Behold, all things are possible unto me, therefore I will provide a way that this work might be accomplished; therefore, I say unto thee again: Build unto me a temple that I might come unto the Holy of Holies and converse with thee as a man doth converse with a friend; let all the works which I have appointed unto you be continued and not cease. Let thy diligence, and perseverance, and patience, and thy works be redoubled, saith the Lord of Hosts; and, I have promised to send my servant Elijah unto thee as I did my servant Joseph. Behold, he and more shall come unto thee in my holy temple; therefore, I say unto thee a third time: Build unto me a temple that mine ordinances shall be performed therein; yea, and keep it holy, that my glory shall be there; for I will not come into unholy temples. Know that I AM, Jesus Christ, the Son of God; wherefore, gird up your loins and continue to do as thou art commanded, and I will come suddenly; Even so, Amen.” -Doctrines of the Saints 107:3-12

While this may be read as instructions for us to purify our bodies as temples of the Lord, it is clearly also a command to build a House of the Lord for all Saints, regardless of denomination.

The Lord has also said:

And I say further unto thee: If this generation shall repent, and seek my face, behold; build my temple and they shall be anointed from on high; and they that enter mine temple and are endowed from on high shall know me, and they shall see and be witnesses of me. And it is for this cause have I commanded that ye build shall build a temple unto me, and in my name, and I have prepared a way for this thing to be accomplished, should this generation hearken unto my Word. -Doctrines of the Saints 17c:25-28

With this in mind we are humbly asking all Saints or those that would be called Saints to help finance this mission. This will not be a temple for one group or people but open to all groups and all people. If you can help in this sacred endeavor, please give generously to the temple fund by clicking on the link below, entering the dollar amount the Lord has inspired you to give, and selecting “Temple/Worship” from the dropdown box. Ten percent of all donations received will be given to causes outside the Latter Day Saint movement.

For more information on this nondenominational temple, please see Doctrines of the Saints 124.