Temple Renovation to Highlight Jesus’ Mission

28 April

Acts 7:48 “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet”.

MormonNewsroom.org, ‘Plans Unveiled for Salt Lake Temple Renovation,’ 19 April, 2019

“ …The temple will close December 29, 2019, and will remain closed for approximately four years while undergoing a major structural and seismic renovation. The temple is expected to reopen in 2024 with a public open house. …We promise that you will love the results,” said President Nelson. “They will emphasize and highlight the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ in His desire to bless every nation, kindred, tongue and people.”
Acts 17:24-25 “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”.

‘…We promise that you will love the results…’ were the operative words declared by  LDS prophet, Russell Nelson, earlier this month.

In the Church’s typical fashion, they’re investing millions on their already extensive list of temples; albeit this time to retrofit, and renovate the aging Salt Lake Temple.

Brigham Young had the honor of plunging the ceremonial shovel into Salt Lake’s hard ground, making it Utah’s third temple. The other two were St. George, and Logan. The estimated final cost ran about four million dollars – not a small amount in 1893. The cost should have been shocking to members, alas, they weren’t allowed to vote on a budget. As an FYI, at that time (1900) the median yearly income in America was $449.

Fast forward 126 years, and it’s the same story, just a different day. In regards to incurred costs of the reno, the Washington Post reported that “Leaders declined to say how much the project will cost”.

Not a surprise for many we’re sure.

LDS members might love the results, but we’re wondering…what about the Lord? Moreover, what does the Church do about the scriptures listed above? Also think about all the money they could’ve given to local shelters, or worldwide shelters…the list could go on and on.

If you’re LDS, please know we’re praying for you! We hope you’ll question why the Church doesn’t answer questions about these costs, and also wonder why they’d build temple to begin with.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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