During the early days of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, converts experienced intense religious persecution from many people.
They fled west after the governor of Missouri issued an extermination order, their leader Joseph Smith was killed, and their temple in Nauvoo, Illinois was burnt by mobs.
These early “saints” as they were called settled in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah and began building a temple soon after.
Questions and Answers
Question: Can anyone visit the Salt Lake Temple?
Answer: Only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints can go inside the temple, but anyone can walk on the grounds. Docents are there to answer questions. In 2020, the temple was closed for a major renovation. It is expected to reopen in 2024.
Look at pictures of the Salt Lake Temple and other temples.
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