Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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For members of the restored Church of Jesus Christ, the temple is the most sacred place of worship on earth. It is the very House of the Lord. Shortly after the Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth on April 6, 1830, the Lord commanded His Saints to "[o]rganize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God" (Doctrine & Covenants 109:8). Members of the Church continue to follow the Lord's command to build temples to His name.

A Conversation with a Church Leader

Questions

Why do Latter-day Saints build temples?


What is the building process for a temple?


What happens inside of a temple?


What is the difference between a temple and a regular church building or meetinghouse?


How are Latter-day Saint temples like the temples and tabernacles of the Bible?


How do Latter-day Saints care for the poor?