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"Closer to Heaven": A Non-Mormon Shares His Insights Touring the Cedar City Utah Temple

by | Oct. 24, 2017

Mormon Life

It's always an incredible experience to see the inside of a temple before its dedication, and here's what one nonmember said about his experience at the Cedar City Utah Temple. 

To use the proper vernacular of our state from the get-go, I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, I have in-laws who are members, so when I accepted the media invitation to preview the new Cedar City temple, I decided to approach this rare opportunity to get a glimpse inside from the vantage point of a nonmember.

What sorts of things would non-Mormons get to see? Would the veil be pulled back? Would they walk away with a better understanding of the ceremonies that took place behind doors that would normally be closed?

Even though I’m not Mormon, I’d be lying if I said there isn’t a certain mystique about the temple rules, rites and rituals that intrigues me. And it’s even more fascinating to me that many of the specifics of these same rules, rites and rituals are also a mystery to members of their own faith.

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