Blogmas Day 5&6:Christmas in My Religion

SO SO SO SO sorry for missing Blogmas yesterday, but my family went out Christmas shopping last night and watched a movie really late so yeah…

WARNING: These are my own beliefs, and in no way do I mean to offend anyone.

 

 

First off, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe that Christ’s true birthday is April 6th, but that the wise men reached Christ on Christmas. We still celebrate the life of Christ at this time, just as most people.

There isn’t really anything different per say that we do. We still use Santa Claus and give out presents and everything else that has to do with Christmas normally. One really cool thing we do is lighting up temple square.

Temple square is the area and buildings around our temple in Salt Lake City, which is sort of the “capital” of our church. I’ll be going to see them this year on Wednesday with my young men and young women’s groups as a church activity.

Here are some pictures of what temple square looks like during the holidays:

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Sorry if this post was kind of confusing, if you have any questions just comment below. I’m happy to help! I would also like to add that there are many, many other temples around the world, this one is just in the area where “Mormons” predominantly live.

Love ya’ll and Merry Christmas Eve^19

24 Replies to “Blogmas Day 5&6:Christmas in My Religion”

  1. Yeah its used for sacred ordinances so…. like I have a limited use recommend. I can go inside and do baptisms for the dead but that’s about it. But baptisms for the dead is sooo cool and amazing.

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  2. Wow! So pretty and very festive!!! I’ve heard of LDS; if i’m not mistaken is it the one with the 2 years missionary? I always love seeing how enthusiast and excited they are to share the gospel. Hehe

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  3. Yeah, I watch videos of how excited they are/ you guys are to open the envelope. Its so inspiring and beautiful because you have to leave for that long. Its honestly amazing 🙂

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  4. I respect the way other people celebrate Christmas, but I believe the reason Jesus’ birthday was never specified, was because God didn’t want people to make a holiday that was more about Santa clause and presents and Christmas trees than Jesus.

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  5. Huh I’ve never heard that before, it’s an interesting point of view. And again I respect your views also, but I think that God gave us the opportunity to celebrate him and then the people choose as they will.

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  6. Who knows. I just came to that conclusion because I noticed people seem to care more about the holiday than the story behind it, But I do agree that Jesus was born in the spring.

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  7. Baptisms for the dead? It’s when we are baptized in place of someone who has passed away so that they have the opportunity to accept the gospel and reach the highest level of salvation. For us baptism is a sacred and necessary ordinance

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