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The Kirtland Temple

The Kirtland Temple
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The Kirtland Temple

Lauritz G. Peterson

The Kirtland Temple stands to this day as a physical link with the Church's beginnings—the first of first temples. It became a place of revelation, communion, inspired learning—a place of awe and joy. Today millions revere it as a place of sacred awakening, and above all, a House of God. As a prelude to endowment, the Kirtland Temple served as a place to receive those keys necessary for these unfolding powers which the Prophet taught were essential to a fullness of the glory of God. The details of the marvelous structure of the temple are referenced in early revelations and drawings.