If you’ve ever seen a Mormon temple, you’ve probably noticed that they don’t look like your typical church building. So, what are they and why do Mormons build them? Test your knowledge with this brief quiz.
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Temples were built by:


 
From almost the very beginning, God’s people have built temples. For evidence of this, look no further than the Bible. From Solomon’s temple to the temple in Jerusalem, where Jesus spent much of his time, temples are mentioned frequently in the scriptures. Today, Mormons continue this pattern by building holy temples, where believers can worship God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Do you believe the teachings of the Bible still matter today?

 
Inside temples, people learn about the purpose of life and:


 
Inside the different rooms of the temple, people make promises, or covenants, with God. These covenants include promises to keep His commandments, promises to be good husbands and wives, and promises to share what we have to help take care of each other.

Have you ever made a promise with God?

 
Temple marriages are performed to last:


 
Mormons believe families are an important part of God’s plan. Inside temples, marriages are performed to last forever—not just until death. Spouses are bound to each other for eternity. Parents and children become eternal families. Ancestors are remembered, and our connection to them is made stronger. Do you believe our family relationships can continue after this life?

Do you agree?

 
Mormon temples can be found:


 
Perhaps the most famous temple is the temple built by Mormon pioneers in Salt Lake City, Utah. But it’s just one of many temples all over the world. This is because Mormons believe that the blessings of the temple should be available to all those who have prepared themselves, no matter where they live.

Did you know most Mormons don’t live in the United States?

 
Temples are open to the general public.


 
After a new temple is built, there’s an open house, during which time the public can walk through the temple and take a look around. But afterwards, a temple is only open to worthy members of the Church who have prepared themselves over time to make and keep sacred promises.

Do you believe that holy places exist where we can feel closer to God?

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