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Watch: How the Scriptures Reveal the Way Temple Worship Changes Over Time


While the truths revealed through temple worship are unchanging, the way our Heavenly Father reveals those truths and makes covenants with His children have changed from dispensation to dispensation. In the Bible, we see many similarities between the Tabernacle of Moses and modern-day temples, but there are also distinct differences between ancient and current temple worship. Take, for example, animal sacrifices, which were performed to foreshadow the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But when Jesus Christ visited the Nephites, He explained animal sacrifice was to be replaced with the sacrifice of a broken heart and a contrite spirit (3 Nephi 9:19–20). Learn more about the way temple practices have changed over time with this fascinating video from Book of Mormon Central:

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Understanding Temple Adjustments Over Time

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