Did You Miss It Too?

Monday, October 27, 2008 Posted In , , , , , , , , Edit This 1 Comment »
The announcement of the building of the Rome temple caused quite a stir. The ooohs and ahhhs rippled through the LDS membership, yet nobody blinked when the Kansas City temple was announced. Bear with me a wee bit while I point out the significance of what you may have missed. It went right over my head but my husband got it.
(With the help of the 1st Counselor in the Stake Presidency who referred us to
D & C 57.)
First, note that it is the Kansas City, Missouri temple...
Second, note the proximity of the temple site to Independence, Missouri... (click on the map to enlarge it)

Third, let me quote directly from D & C 57: "Wherefore, this is the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion." "And thus saith the Lord your God, if you will receive wisdom here is wisdom. Behold, the place which is now called Independence is the center place; and a spot for the temple is lying westward, upon a lot which is not far from the courthouse."
Finally, this statement regarding the temple lot was released by the church: "The site is situated on a hillside...a beautiful mixed development owned by the Church in northeast Kansas City, just west of the Liberty Jail Historic Site."

What do you think?

1 brilliant observations:

Cheryl said...

Ryan and I were just talking on Sunday about the Missouri temple and the significance of it. But reading this just filled me with the spirit! Thank you for sharing that. I can't wait to share it with the kids today for school.