Jesus Christ Accepts the Kirtland Temple as His House

Listen Download Print Share

Jesus Christ Accepts the Kirtland Temple as His House

Jesus Christ commanded the Prophet Joseph Smith to build a temple in Kirtland. It would be the first temple in the latter days.

After the new temple was finished, Joseph Smith said a prayer to dedicate it. In his prayer, he asked the Lord to accept the temple as His holy house (see D&C 109:4).

A week later, Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the temple. He said: “For behold, I have accepted this house, and my name shall be here; and I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house” (D&C 110:7).