- Manti, Utah
- May 21, 1888 – Dedicated
Providential Importance in History
Franklin D. Richards“When we dedicated the Temple at Manti, many of the brethren and sisters saw the presence of spiritual beings, discernible only by the inward eye. The Prophets Joseph, Hyrum, Brigham and various other Apostles that have gone were seen and not only this, but the ears of many of the faithful were touched, and they heard the music of the heavenly choir.”
- Temple Lot, Independence, Missouri
Providential Importance in HistoryIndependence, Jackson County, Missouri is the location of the Garden of Eden.The location of the Garden of Eden in America, and at Independence, Missouri, clears up many a problem which the Bible account of Eden and its garden has left in the minds of students. On July 20, 1831 the Lord revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith that Independence, Missouri was the site for the city of Zion (the New Jerusalem)see D&C 57; A of F 1:10. The Independence Temple was the first temple commanded to be built in this dispensation. However, because of persecution, the temple was never built. Prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, a magnificent edifice—the New Jerusalem Temple—will be erected on the location of the Temple Lot.
“It is held by some that Adam was not the first man upon this earth, and that the original human being was a development from lower orders of the animal creation. These, however, are the theories of men. The word of the Lord declares that Adam was the first man of all men, and we are therefore in duty bound to regard him as the primal parent of our race.”Related events:
- 17 Oct 4070 BC – birth of Adam
- Salt Lake, Utah
- April 6, 1893 – Dedication date
Providential Importance in HistoryPresident Brigham Young I scarcely ever say much about revelations, or visions, but suffice to say, five years ago last July I was here, and saw in the spirit the Temple not ten feet from where we have laid the chief cornerstone. I have not inquired what kind of a Temple we should build. Why? Because it was represented before me. I have never looked upon that ground, but the vision of it was there. I see it as plainly as if it was in reality before me. Wait until it is done. I will say, however, that it will have six towers to begin with, instead of one. Now do not any of you apostatize because it will have six towers, and Joseph only built one. It is easier for us to build sixteen than it was for him to build one. The time will come when there will be one in the center of Temples we shall build and on the top, groves and fish ponds. But we shall not see them here, at present.
- Logan, Utah
- May 17, 1884 – Dedication
- Far West, Missouri