Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Eschetalogical Questions

Did anyone besides me notice that Kansas City area, where a new temple will be built, includes Independence, Missouri? Did anyone besides me wonder if President Monson said the Kansas City area because he didn't want to give the idea that we were starting to build a temple in Zion/or alternately that we are building a temple in Zion but he didn't want everyone to move to Missouri and wait for the Second Coming? Does anyone besides me hope that they are going to build a temple in Independence, Missuori, because as Avram says it will be a great sign that the work is moving forward?

Just Wondering.

10 comments:

  1. I really wish they wouldnt have been so vague on that one! Did he say kansas city Kansas, or Missouri? one of the kids started yelling or something and I didnt catch it all...

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  2. He said "the greater Kansas City area." I predict much speculation.

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  3. This is Travis. There is already a temple site dedicated in Independence, MO. It is owned by some really, really obscure breakoff group called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple Lot. I would suspect that if there was a temple built in that was to be the temple in Zion, it would be on that lot. The Manti Temple's ground was dedicated during the Book of Mormon era and that's why President Young said to build it there. I think the same would apply to Independence, MO as well as the site at Adam-ondi-Ahman.

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  4. While it may be nice to think about the Kansas City Temple being the Independence temple I doubt that it will be the final temple in that Area before the second coming. There is much work that must be done before it can even start. Perhaps the vagueness of the announcement was to divert unwanted anti-mormon reactions in the area. For example the announcement of the the Harrison New York temple ended up with the Church running into so many different problems that they elected instead to renovate a stake center in Manhattan then fight to have the temple built. And this was not even with in an area where the Church had had a strong presence before. What should we read from this. The people of the Kansas City Area are prepared to have a temple so that they may receive it's blessings. The Church has grown greatly there and it is not the end of the world yet. I suspect it will be a small temple or one of moderate size. No man knows the time or the date when Christ shall come again. Let no many deceive you for even the very elect may be led away.

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  5. Then of course there is the Far West temple which was never built but also falls in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area as well but then again this is just speculation.

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  6. With all due respect, Far West is not in the greater KC area, no where close. It is a good hour and a half from downtown KC on dirt roads. The speculation is unnecessary and those of us who live here don't really care where in the metro it will be. No matter where it is, it's much closer than the 4 hours we drive to our assigned temple (St. Louis). When the Church is ready to announce the site location it will be announced.

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  7. All I know is that my family is ridiculously excited! Now, instead of having four temples 4-6 hours away to the north, south, east, and west, (Winter Quarters, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, and Denver) they have one right in the middle of those four temples, only two hours away from our house!!!

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  8. It is my error in Geography and I apologize on the mistake I did not wish to offend. It is a blessing to have a temple anywhere indeed and I know that the Saints of Kansas City will be greatly blessed by the temple.

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  9. Oh wow...interesting to speculate.

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  10. So, I realize that taking this temple announcement as a sign of the imminent end of the world and using it to dictate when the second coming is going to be is not appropriate, in fact, rediculous and unsupported by doctrine, it never-the-less is true that the greater Kansas City area does include Independence, that the location announced for the temple seemed unwontedly vague, and there are many others (including me) who did notice, do wonder, and do hope.

    Those things are actually exactly what we are supposed to do: pay attention and note what is going on in our world, particularly things that relate to signs of the times; wonder about events, ponder, study, and learn all we can; and hope for the glory of God to come, as it will, and rejoice when there are signs manifest that the work is moving forward and the day is drawing nearer.

    Yes, avoid rampant speculation, and preaching and hysteria based on it, but please, please, continue to notice, wonder, and hope.

    End of Sermon.

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