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Temple Locations

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How many temples do you have?  This is one of the most frequent questions that we are asked.

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None, but we had one in Nauvoo, Illinois, until Brigham Young offered it for sale to the Catholics before it was burned. We no longer occupy the Kirtland Temple, though James Strang had legal title to it until he was martyred in 1856.

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The Sale and Burning of
the Nauvoo Temple

 

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The unfinished temple in Voree, Wisconsin from the 1840s, is in the same setting as the one the Mormons started in Independence and Far West, Missouri, in the 1830s, all left in open fields; and like those in Kirtland and Nauvoo, which were lost in persecution.  This is the fault of those who did not accept James Strang as a prophet and gather to Voree, not the fault of those who did.  This is not the fault of those who labored faithfully, but rather the fault of those who did not help us.

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Our log tabernacle on Beaver Island, Lake Michigan, was burned by a mob in 1856. Our outdoor amphitheatre on Holy Island, Lake Mormon, Michigan, was overrun by a mob the same year.

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There is nothing in the scriptures mentioning multiple temples simultaneously, except unauthorized temples.

14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.  (Hosea 8:14)

13 They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are puffed up.
14 They wear stiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ.  (2 Nephi 28: 13-14)

 

Continuing Faith

For baptism for the remission
of sins, it is necessary only to have
faith toward God, and to repent of all sin.

To receive baptism by immersion, contact:

 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mormon Road and Hwy. 11
Burlington, Wisconsin

(800) 862-5667


 

 

One example of our
concise priesthood lineage

Prophet Joseph Smith, 1829

Ebenezer Page, 1830
(Early Mormon in N.Y., Missouri, brother of John E. Page,
Later an Apostle at Voree, Wis., and Beaver Island)


Elder Wingfield Watson, 1858
(Lived on Beaver Island)

Elder Joseph H. Hickey, 1907
(Son of L.D. Hickey who lived at Palmyra, N.Y., Nauvoo, Ill.,
Voree, Wis., and was an apostle on Beaver Island)


Elder Steve Barany, 1953
(Son-in-law of Joseph H. Hickey, died in 2010 at 95)

Others

 

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