do you have? This is one of the most frequent questions that we are
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.
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.
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.
There is nothing
in the scriptures mentioning multiple temples simultaneously, except
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.
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)