Friday, July 20, 2012

Temple Dedications by Construction Phase

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Nauvoo Temple

Just as a country can receive more than one dedicatory prayer, so too can a temple at various stages throughout its construction. How many dedicatory prayers were offered on the original Nauvoo Temple throughout its construction?

A)                 Twice

B)                 Three times

C)                 Five times

D)                 Six times

Yesterday’s answer:

(A)   The finger of God

“In Kirtland Temple, I [Zebedee Coltrin] have seen the power of God as it was in the day of Pentecost! and cloven tongues as of fire have rested on the brethren and they have spoken with other tongues as the spirit gave them utterance. I saw the Lord high and lifted up and frequently throng the solemn assemblies, the angels of God rested on the temple, and we heard their voices singing heavenly music. At another time when consecrating some oil, we saw visibly the finger of God enter the mouth of the bottle.”

Minutes of High Priest Meeting, Spanish Fork, Utah, February 5, 1870.

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