Acts 17:24; “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands”.
While gathering info on Mormon temples, I came across one Mormon’s reasoning of why temples are so important for them. The author pointed out temples are vital in Mormonism because it’s the only place they can perform ‘saving ordinances’.
She [the author] also mentioned to be granted access into the temple, one must strictly adhere to a laundry list of laws which includes ‘the Law of Chastity’, the ‘Law of Tithing’, and their dietary Law, the ‘Word of Wisdom’.
Biblically speaking, there are no such ‘laws’! Hebrews 9:11-16 declares –
“But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.”
If man is living in a world of laws on this side of the cross, they do so in condemnation. The Bible tells us if we live by the law, we’ll be judged by it. Romans 2:12, James 2:10 Furthermore, if we do so, Christ died in vain. Galatians 2:21
Please, pray for those who falsely believe God mandated these things for salvation, and when they look upon the grandiose buildings where they’ve spent millions of dollars, they’d wonder why.
With Love in Christ;