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LDS Statues Face East

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by drstevej, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. drstevej

    drstevej CF Chaplain Staff Member Chaplain Supporter

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    Here's your thread.
     
  2. drstevej

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    FUN FACTS

    Not all temples have an east-facing angel Moroni statue including the Seattle Washington Temple, Manila Philippines Temple, Taipei Taiwan Temple, Spokane Washington Temple, and Nauvoo Illinois Temple, which have west-facing angel Moroni statues due to lot orientation and the placement of spires (or towers).

    Eight (8) temples do not have an angel Moroni. They are the St. George Utah, Logan Utah, Manti Utah, Laie Hawaii, Cardston Alberta, Mesa Arizona, Hamilton New Zealand, and Oakland California Temples.

    Only five temples feature an angel Moroni statue holding the gold plates. They are the Los Angeles California Temple, Washington D.C. Temple, Seattle Washington Temple, Jordan River Utah Temple, and México City México Temple.

    Due to its height and conductivity, it is not unheard of for an angel Moroni statue to be struck by lightning during a thunderstorm just like a lightning rod.


    http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/articles/facts/

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  3. Phoebe Ann

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    Corpses are usually buried with their feet at the east end of the plot and the wife is placed on the north side of her husband.

    When couples get married the wife stands to the left of her husband.
     
  4. drstevej

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    Mormon Trivia: The Angel Moroni Statue | MORMON SOPRANO
     
  5. drstevej

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  6. Phoebe Ann

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    Re: Post #4: He must have had his endowments; see his hat?
     
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    #5 Would this indicate partial judgment a-la- 2 Nephi 5:21?
     
  9. drstevej

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    too fast for me
     
  10. williamgramsmith

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    Actually it was destroyed by Fire from Arson, and then a Tornado not long after the Saints left Nauvoo.
     
  11. bbbbbbb

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    Fortunately, the new, improved, restored temple at Nauvoo is completely fireproof as well as tornado resistant. It is also on a hill so it is not prone to flooding. Earthquakes, however, may be another story as Nauvoo is near the New Madrid fault.
     
  12. ImLDS

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    I believe they are oriented East because Christ will come from the East and Israel is in the East and that Is why. The St George Utah temple was built when Brigham Young was President of the Church and he dislike the spire because it was too short. It was struck by lightning and they rebuilt it taller.
     
  13. Phoebe Ann

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    Why is Israel in the East if the Garden of Eden was in Missouri?
     
  14. ImLDS

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    Well Jesus suffered, died, and rose again in Israel, no? The greatest point of salvation took place there. But I think they are pointed East mostly because He will return in the East.
     
  15. bbbbbbb

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    Just out of curiosity do Mormon temples in China face west?
     
  16. ImLDS

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    Unless they are one of the temples that either don't have a Moroni statue or one that doesn't face East, then no, they would face East because as I said it is for when Christ will return, in the East. I just personally thought it was fitting also because the Atonement took place in that direction.
     
  17. bbbbbbb

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    I see, so it really doesn't matter at all whether the statue faces toward Jerusalem or turns its back on Jerusalem.
     
  18. ImLDS

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    It is symbolic.
     
  19. bbbbbbb

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    Yes, and the symbolism has nothing to do with Jerusalem.
     
  20. ImLDS

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    Well excuse me for my mistake. I do not claim to be perfect.
     
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