; “Open House Begins for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple

SALT LAKE CITY — The public is invited to visit the newly completed Indianapolis Indiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A free public open house will be held Indianapolis_Temple5_2015Friday, July 17, through Saturday, August 8, 2015, and run every day except Sundays, July 19 and 26 and August 2.

The temple will serve approximately 30,000 Mormons in Indianapolis, South Bend, Lafayette, Muncie Fort Wayne, Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois.”

Acts 17:24-27; “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; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us”.

Each time I read the passage in Acts I think of Bette Midler’s song in 1990, ‘From a distance’. Do you remember this? The song tells us God watches us from far away and knows what’s going on.

Her song has a lot in common with Mormonism. God isn’t near, rather, He’s put in some imaginary, unreachable box for us to wonder who He is. I thought about her song again when I saw the headlines plastered on the Church’s website this month. They were as proud as a peacock announcing the opening of yet another Mormon temple.

The grotesque amount of money the LDS Church spends on their temples serves as a clear statement they don’t believe in the Bible. They’ve more than fulfilled the saying ‘put your money where your mouth is’…