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That is for you to decide. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church), including myself, do believe that it is. To learn more about the Church and make the decision for yourself, visit http://www.mormon.org. Here you can learn about the basic …doctrines of the church, learn how you can discover for yourself if it is true, and chat with church representitives about any questions you have. You can also find the location of a congregation near you to attend worship services. You might also want to visit http://scriptures.lds.org to read the books that the Church uses as scripture. (The Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price) ( Full Answer )
"Mormons" is a name for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. . Yes. From Wikipedia:. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , widely known as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church , is the largest and most well-known denomination originating from the Latter Da…y Saint movement (a group of churches and adherents who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ restored through Joseph Smith, Jr. ). The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City , Utah and has established churches and temples worldwide, reporting 13 million members on its rolls.. There is much more as well explaining the beginnings of the church.. www.lds.org is the official website, and www.mormon.org is a website with basic beliefs. ( Full Answer )
Yes! Anyone is welcome to attend a Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints (commonly called "Mormon") worship service or othercongregation activity. In fact, most of the church buildings say"visitors welcome" on them. If you do go, missionaries may approach you and ask if you wouldlike to learn …more about the church. If you aren't interested,don't hesitate to tell them that you are just visiting. Dependingon the size and location of the congregation, others mightintroduce themselves as well. No matter what, anyone will be happyto answer any questions you might have. Usually, the main worship meeting, "Sacrament Meeting" is first. Itis about 70 minutes. In this meeting, congregation members singhymns, pray, and listen to sermons given by other members of thecongregation. They also partake of the "sacrament", which issimilar to the Lord's Supper or Communion. Following this meetingthere are Sunday School classes, as well as study groups fortoddlers, children, youth, men, and women. Anyone is welcome toattend these classes as well, just ask a member of the congregationto show you which room you should go to next. You are welcome to come as you are to a Mormon church, as nobodywill be turned away. Usually, the men will wear dress pants, dressshirts, and ties, and the women will wear skirts or dresses. We have a sign on our churches that says "all visitors welcome." ( Full Answer )
Joseph Smith received the first visions and understanding of the movement that became "mormonism" in Palmyra, New York (upstate.) From there, the Church grew and would eventually end up in the west in what is now Utah.
The Adventist church began with a group of believers in Jesus Christ's soon return. They came from many denominations; however, none of the founders were from the Church of Latter Day Saints. Over the history of the Adventist church many have come from the Church of Latter Day Saints (and other deno…minations) and have become Seventh-day Adventists. ( Full Answer )
\n. \nThe original name of the early Mormon church was the Church of Christ. This should not be confused with the modern church which has that name. They are not and never were the same group.
The Mormon Church is a nickname for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is usually considered a Restorationist Christian denomination. It is a Christian church based on the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The church was organized in 1830 in Palmyra, New York by Joseph Smith, Jr. and no…w has over 14 million members worldwide. Its headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please see the related links for more information about the Mormon Church. For residents of the United States and Canada who would like to learn more about the church, there is a related link that gives you the option of chatting live with a church representative or calling a toll free phone number to speak with a church representative over the phone. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Mormons believe in the divine nature of Jesus and know that it is only in and through Him that we may become worthy to live with God. Mormons look to the life of Christ and his teachings as a perfect example of how we should live. We look to the atonement and crucifixion of Christ as the ultima…te sacrifice for sin that was made on our behalf. A scripture contained in the Book of Mormon (a companion scripture to the Bible) states: 2 Nephi 25: 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. The actual name of the church is The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The name Mormon is a nick name given to the church because of their belief in a book of scripture called the Book of Mormon. The church believes this book of scripture to be a companion to the Bible, not a replacement. Think of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as represented by a board nailed to a wall. The nail represents the Bible. With a single nail through the board, it can be turned in many directions. This represents the different interpretations that can be made of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Those different interpretations is what has caused the diversity of different Christian faiths. Some interpret a specific verse to mean one thing, where another church might interpret it completely differently and base their dogma of their church on that understanding. To members of the Mormon church, the Book of Mormon represents a second nail in that board which solidifies the board and removes the chance of turning it. The Book of Mormon testifies of the Savior Jesus Christ, and is held side by side with the Bible in the interpretation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. ( Full Answer )
The question is so broad that perhaps the best answer to it is to simply refer you to the Church's own website for you to investigate further.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the official name of the Church and has been since the early days. "Mormons" is a nickname given to members of the Church by their enemies, although most Church members have accepted it and no longer find it offensive. The "Mormons" were always a pa…rt of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because they are the same thing! ( Full Answer )
No . C S Lewis was an atheist for much of his life, and then, through systematic study of scripture and being influenced by the Holy Spirit, accepted Jesus as Lord, and became a Christian and a very active member of the Church of England (part of the worldwide Anglican Church, which includes the US …Episcopalian Church). St Paul was a pharisee and persecutor of Christians who went on to become a Christian and from then became the author of some of the most authoritative and inspirational writings in his letters in the New Testament. In a similar way C S Lewis, although previously an author, became, after his conversion, one of the world's great Christian authors, not only writing the Narnia series for children (that have a profound Christian overtone and allegory) but also many Christian works for adults including his famous 'Mere Chriistianity' and 'Screwtape Letters'. As a prominent Christian and Oxford don, C S Lewis spoke out for Christianity and Christian principles and regarded Mormons, and Jehovahs Witnesses, as heretics, and spoke out against them. During my wife's training for ministry she spend a year in a parish whose lay preacher was a friend of Lewis at Oxford, and he testified to Lewis's profound and informed Christian beliefs and his rejection of Mormonism, the JWs and other unorthodox sects. The above answer suffers from the kind of smug Tribalism that C.S. Lewis absolutely loathed. Lewis never would have referred to any Christian denomination as "Heretics". C.S. Lewis wasn't the sort of man who spread hate and divisiveness. It's true that Lewis never joined any Church other than the COE, but it's also true that he was a Christian in the truest sense, in that he valued Christian Behavior over juvenile attacks on other Denominations, or even other Religions. ( Full Answer )
Just tell them that you are not at all interested. If they persist then get in touch with someone in authority in the Mormon Church in your local area, the Bishop of the local Ward would be a good place to start..
They never joined. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the official name of the church. Mormon is just a nickname that happens to be more widely known than the actual name. The name "Mormon" was given to the Church by their enemies, meant to mock them for their belief in the Book of M…ormon. Latter-day Saint, LDS, and Mormon are interchangeable. ( Full Answer )
Why is it that Mormons try and get more people to join the church than to help out the people who are already members when they are struggling?
I'm not a spokesman for the Church, but I have been active in it for over 50 years. To answer your question, we do both. Two of the three main purposes of the Church answer your question: One is to "preach the gospel to the nations of the world and bring souls unto Christ." That's the missionary thi…ng. Another one is to "perfect the saints." That's taking care of the members. We have some 50,000 missionaries around the world. Two of my kids are doing that. One just went to Panama, the other is in Anaheim, California working with Samoan people. The home teaching and visiting teaching programs of the church are set up to take care of the members. The Sunday School program, the primary program for kids, the welfare program for the poor, and many other facets of the Church are in place to assist the members and their families. Visit lds.org or mormon.org for more information. Good question! Hope I answered it to some degree. ( Full Answer )
Yes. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) is a Restorationist Christian denomination. This means that they are not Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant Christians, but belong to another branch of Christianity - Restorationism. They believe the Bible is t…he Word of God, believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Redeemer of mankind, that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ, and strive to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ - so yes, they are Christians. It is worth noting on this wise that many Protestant Christians do not acknowledge Catholic Christians, the Orthodox, or Restorationists to be fellow-Christians. ( Full Answer )
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly calledthe "Mormon" Church) has over 15 million members worldwide. How many members are in an actual congregation depends on how manymembers are in the area. In the western United States, where thereare high concentrations of Church members, i…t is very common forone Church building to host three congregations. Each of thesecongregations will have about 300 to 500 active members. In otherareas of the nation and world, most Church buildings house one ortwo congregations. These congregations could vary in size from verysmall (about 50 members) to large (about 400 members). There are some general rules about congregation size. Once onereaches about 400 members, it is usually split in half to make twocongregations, unless there is nowhere to house anothercongregation. Also, each active member in the congregation shouldnot have to travel an exorbitant amount of time to get to thechurch. If a few families live more than a half hour drive from thenearest church building, they will probably be made into their owncongregation. ( Full Answer )
The majority of the Mormon pioneers traveled in traditional wagon trains. A few groups traveled using handcarts. Handcarts were chosen as a means for the poorest church members, who could not afford an expensive wagon and ox team, to cross the plains.
In 1840, the president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) was lead by Joseph Smith, Jr. He organized the Church in 1830 and was murdered in the summer of 1844.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) has a very organized and hierarchical priesthood that is open to and held by most every male member of the Church. To be ordained to an office of the priesthood, one must be interviewed by a local leader to determi…ne if they are worthy to receive the office, and the congregation must give a vote of approval. The ordination must be given by someone who has already been ordained to that office. Ordinations are usually small affairs held with just a few family or friends, and are performed by the Ordainer placing his hands on the Ordanee's head and repeating a prayer. The prayer will sounds something like this: "In the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy ______ Priesthood, which I hold, I ordain you to the office of ______ in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." At age 12, a boy is ordained to the Aaronic priesthood (or 'preparatory' priesthood) and receives the office of Deacon . A Deacon's responsibilities are passing the sacrament to the congregation, giving temporal assistance to the congregation, and collecting offerings for the poor. At age 14, a boy is ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood office of Teacher . A teacher's responsibility is the same as the Deacons, in addition to teaching members in their homes and preparing the sacrament. At age 16, and boy is ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood office of Priest . A priest does all the above duties, and also has the authority to bless the sacrament, ordain others to the Aaronic priesthood, and to baptize. Around age 19, a boy will be ordained to the office of Elder in the Melchizedek Preisthood (or 'higher' priesthood). He has the authority to do all the above duties, in addition to serving as a missionary, attend the temple, bless and heal the sick and afflicted, and perform confirmations and ordinations. If a man is called to serve as a local leader, he will be ordained to the office of High Priest in the Melchizedek priesthood. A Bishop has an interesting role - he is both a High Priest and a member of the Aaronic Priesthood. Other offiices in the Melchizedek Priesthood are Patriarch , Seventy , and Apostle . There are only 15 ordained Apostles at any given time. Patriarchs and Seventies are usually found regionally. You can find out more about the Priesthood offices and ordinations at the "Related Links" below. ( Full Answer )
A: The Book of Mormon is provably wrong, because it talks of horses in the Americas at a time when there were no horses, as well as talking of great civilisations that have left no trace for archaeologists to find. However, the Book of Mormon is not as central to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latt…er Day Saints as it once was. Mormon theology differs markedly from that of mainstream Christianity, but there is no way to prove one more right than the other - mainstream Christians will say they are right, while Mormons will say they are right. More broadly, it could be said that all religions are wrong, including Mormonism. Another answer: There are dozens of actual arguments against Mormon theology, none of which involve the discredited "horses" debate, or the centrality of the Book of Mormon. At the same time, each of those dozens of arguments has been answered in ways that millions -- including top-ranked academics, scholars and theologians -- find persuasive and compelling. ( Full Answer )
Joining the Mormon church is a blessing. Joining the church you get a ton of blessings. You learn so much about the church. It is amazing to be a part of it. I am Mormon and I couldn't ask for anything else.
No. Homosexuals are welcome to be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) so long as they live a celibate lifestyle. Homosexual inclinations are not considered a sin, but homsexual activity and same-gender romantic relationships are. Those who… do live a homosexual lifestyle are welcome to attend Church worship services but cannot be baptized into the church. You can read more about what the Church teaches about homosexuality and same-gender attraction at the "Related Links" below. ( Full Answer )
The first official meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was held on April 6, 1830. This was an organizational meeting held on a weekday. The first official worship service was held the following Sunday.
There are 28,500 congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) worldwide... the Church is everywhere! There are congregations in nearly every nation of the world, with worship services being held in 160 languages! You can look at the "Related… Links" below to see how Church membership is distributed worldwide, locate congregations in a specific area, or to learn more about the Church in general. ( Full Answer )
There are never open flames or lit candles in any building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church.) This is more of a safety regulation than anything else. Those holding weddings in Church buildings are advised to use battery-powered candles or small …electric lights for decorations. Those wishing to light a unity candle as part of the ceremony or reception are usually allowed to do so outside of the building. The official rules regarding lit candles and open flames in Church buildings can be found in the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 1, on page 182 (2006 version). This book is not available online, but a congregation leader would be able to show you the policy in their copy of the Handbook. ( Full Answer )
The first official meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was held on April 6, 1830 in upstate New York. Church members, however, would not say that this is when the Church was founded, only 'restored' or 'organized'. They believe that the Ch…urch was founded before the earth began by God himself, and is the same religion practiced in the Old and New Testaments. ( Full Answer )
The headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) and the Anglican Church (officially the Anglican Communion) are two different denominations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Restorationist Christian denomination with it's roots in the Second Great Awaken…ing. The Anglican Communion is related to the Church of England and has full communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England. You can learn more about each of these denominations and compare their beliefs at the "Related Links" below. ( Full Answer )
No. MinuteMaid is owned by the CocaCola company. The CocaCola company is publicly traded and owned by stockholders, and has never been affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). The Mormon Church does not own any commercial food or beverage companies, near…ly all of it's food production efforts are used in charitable and humanitarian functions. ( Full Answer )
There are almost 30,000 congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) around the world. Each of these congregations may start at a different time depending on the needs in their area. Most Mormon congregations meet for worship on Sunday morning, although some… meet in the afternoon or evening. You can learn more about the "Mormon" church or find the time that the Mormon congregation near you holds worship services at the "Related Links" below. ( Full Answer )
If you asked this question of a group of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) you would probably get two answers. The first answer would be Adam, as in Adam and Eve. Mormons believe that their church is a continuation of the true Biblical religion, and th…erefore, Adam was the first prophet. The second answer would be Joseph Smith, Jr. Joseph Smith, Jr. is believed to have restored the doctrine and authority found in the Bible to re-establish the true Church of God today. Adam was the first prophet of the first dispensation, and Joseph Smith was the first prophet of this, the last dispensation. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was married on October 7th, 1948 to Frances Beverly Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple. They eventually had three children, two boys and a girl.
God the Father and Jesus Christ are considered by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) to be the leaders of the Church. The Church is headed by a Prophet, his two counselors, and twelve Apostles. As of 2010, there have been 16 prophets since the Church w…as founded in 1830. Church members believe that these men receive revelation and inspiration from God regarding how the Church should operate. ( Full Answer )
While anyone can attend the worship services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), there are certain conditions in order to qualify for baptism. These qualifications include: *believing that God is your Father and that Jesus Christ is His Son and your Savior, … *believing that Joseph Smith did restore the true Church of Jesus Christ to the earth, *believing that the current president of the Church is a prophet of God, *feeling that you have sufficiently repented of your past sins, *not partcipiating in any sexual relationship outside of a legal monogamous marriage, *not living with a room-mate of the opposite gender, *following the Word of Wisdom (not using alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, illegal drugs), *willingness to follow the commandments of God and the teachings and doctrines of the Church, *attended several worship services of the Church and demonstrate an intention to continue attendance, *understanding of the basic doctrines of the Church as taught by the missionaries, *willing and ready to covenant with God that you will take upon yourself the name of Jesus Christ and follow His commandments throughout your life. *you must be at least 8 years old. If under 18 you must also have your parent's permission. Once you meet these requirements you will be interviewed by a missionary or congregation leader to determine if you are ready for baptism, and a date for baptism will be set. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting the requirements, speak with a missionary or congregation leader. It is their job to answer your questions and to help you overcome any issues that you have in meeting these requirements. You can check out the "Related Links" below to get in contact with local Mormon leaders or to learn more about the beliefs of Mormons. ( Full Answer )
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. They believe that he leads his church through direct revelation to a prophet. The current (November 2010) prophet is Thomas S. Monson.
As of December 2010, there are 344 missions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) around the world.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not typically keep records of the prior religion of their converts, so they don't know how many Mormons were once Adventists.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not keep records on the race of their members, so there are not official numbers on how many blacks are members of the Church. However, the Church has experienced a lot of growth in Africa as well as predominantly Black areas… of the Southern United States over the past 20 years, as well as a lot of growth in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and other predominantly Black areas - so there is quite a large percentage of Black Mormons. ( Full Answer )
No. The only for-profit business the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) owns are Deseret Book (a religious book store), Deseret Management (a Salt Lake City based media outlet), and a handful of apartments, restauraunts, and reception centers in downtown Salt Lake City…, Utah. Melalueca is privately owned by Frank VanderSloot, a farmer-turned-businessman in Idaho. He converted to the Mormon Church at age 17, but does not share business ownership with the Church. ( Full Answer )
As for 'what' founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), Mormons believe that God the Father and Jesus Christ visited Joseph Smith, Jr and explained to him that none of the churches on earth were totally correct. That is the founding event of the Church. 'Who' fo…unded it could either be considered Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith. Church members believe that Jesus Christ founded the Church during his mortal ministry in the New Testament, and then restored that truth and authority through Joseph Smith between the years of 1820 and 1845. The first official meeting of the Church was held on April 6, 1830. If you want to learn more about these events check out the "Related Links" below. ------------------------------------------- Joseph Smith founded it in 1830. It is now based in SLC, Utah although it was founded in New York state. Smith published the "Book of Mormon" based on teachings he claimed to have found on golden plates buried in a hillside, which he then carried a huge distance and they then conveniently disappeared somehow. ( Full Answer )
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the correct name for the Mormon church) teaches first and foremost that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and that through faith in Christ and obedience to His commandments, we can live again in the presence of God after death. All other churc…h doctrine supports that primary teaching. You can read about church doctrine by following the related links, below. ( Full Answer )
You can join the Mormon Church even if you are covered in tattoos and have kids :) Jesus Christ loves everybody and will welcome you! Because He LOVES YOU!! ________ You did not say if you were divorced or you had the child out of wedlock. If you were divorced and then after having some instru…ction from the Missionaries you still feel that you would like to join the church, then I see no reason why you could not. If you had the child out of wedlock then much repenting needs to be done on your part so that forgiveness may be obtained from the Lord. The Bishop through revelation will know if you are truly repentant, if so then you may join the church. Your tattoos, though not agreeable to the Lord will not be a deterrent to you from being baptized. ____ No matter how you have a kid, or what tattoos you have, you can join the Mormon church if you want to be part of it and if you are willing to live the gospel. God accepts everyone, and the whole point of baptism is repenting and wanting to change your life... all you have to do is be willing to live the gospel from now on... no suffering for past choices required. ( Full Answer )
As of now, 2012 is only half over! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) releases new membership statistics each April. We will know how many people joined the Mormon Church in 2012 in April 2013.
No agreements or contracts or forms of any kind are signed when one becomes a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). To become a Mormon, one is baptized. Baptism is considered a covenant or contract with God, but there is no physical paper form involved. …The only official paperwork involved with becoming a member of the Mormon church is a baptism certificate signed by your Bishop. While there aren't any agreements that are physically signed, Mormons believe that by being baptized, you are making a covenant with God. By being baptized you are symbolically signing a contract with God that you will obey His commandments and devote your life to being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Check out the "Related Links" below to learn more about Mormons and the Mormon church. ( Full Answer )
Because they were asked to do so by the United States Military and felt it was their duty to serve their country when asked.
It depends on the country. In many countries, military service is compulsary for young men, so in these nations, 40-60% of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) join the military. In the United States, military service is not required, and the percentage of… Mormons in the military is around 2-3%. ( Full Answer )
Yes, there are tens of thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) serving in militaries all over the world. The Mormon church has a support program for military families, has special military congregations for deployed service members, and provides …chaplains where possible. ( Full Answer )
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) has never released statistics about how many people have joined the church in history, they only release how many members they have in January of each year. I would estimate the number is about 50 millon, but this is just a guess.… ( Full Answer )
There is no right answer to this question, so I'll give you mine:God has already arranged for the salvation of the world throughGod's son, Jesus Christ. So stop worrying about choosing the one"true" church or the one "true" religion for that matter. Pick onethat inspires you. Answer from a Mormon: …the above answer is correct in saying thereis no right answer. Mormons believe that faith is a personalchoice, and while we believe that our church is the true church, weunderstand that others don't feel that way. Study differentreligions, and choose for yourself which one you think is true. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Both Catholics and members of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are encouraged to marrymembers of their own faith, but Mormons and Catholics can and domarry. Any bride and groom, regardless of their religious faith, maychoose to hold their ceremony and/or rece…ption in a Mormon churchwith the ceremony performed by a Mormon bishop (all free of charge)if they agree to follow certain guidelines regarding the use of thebuilding. (no candles, no alcoholic drinks, etc) Mormons believe that couples should ideally be married in theTemple, so that their union will be sealed in the eternities ratherthan "till death do us part", however this is only possible if theyare marrying a member of their own faith. Mormons choosing to marryoutside the faith (i.e. to a Catholic) can be married in theirchurch building or in any other place, by anyone with the legalauthority to do so. ( Full Answer )