|Boise, ID LDS temple|
Also on the outside of temples you will see the statue that represents the Book of Mormon prophet Moroni. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. The plates that contained this record were delivered to the Prophet Joseph Smith by Moroni.
Temples vary in their architecture but they are similar in that they have the same types of rooms. They are similar in purpose to ancient temples. The ordinances performed in them were restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
There are also locker/dressing rooms where we change from our street clothes into white clothing which signifies purity and equality before God. I love that in the temple each of us are equal in the site of God, he loves each of us the same. Women wear white dresses and men wear white pants, shirts and ties.
Peter was given the authority by Jesus Christ, to bind on earth and in heaven (Matthew 16:19)
Each temple has at least one sealing room. Sealing means to join a man and a woman in marriage not just for this life but for eternity. Children can also be sealed to their parents to form an eternal family. Yes, families can be together forever! Is there anything more wonderful than that? Each sealing room has mirrors facing so that when a couple or family is sealed they can look into one of the mirrors and see themselves forever and ever.
I'm grateful for the blessings of the temple. I love that I feel closer to my Heavenly Father when I'm there. The day I was married to my husband, not just for this life but for eternity was one of the greatest days of my life. I'm grateful that my family can be together forever. Because of that we try a little harder to form bonds, to love each other and to strengthen our home with God at our head.
Thanks for taking my tour of the Boise, Idaho temple. I hope you enjoyed it.
(The pictures used are of the Boise, ID temple released to the press by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints.)