The LDS Church believes that they are instructed to build temples throughout the world. According to the Book of Mormon, even
Nephi built a temple.
Where is it written that the Jews were not to build anymore temples but in Jerusalem?
There are three main reasons for this - and they form the basis of much of the Old Testament writings and a key event of the
New Testament. There was only one ark of the covenant which was in the holiest of holies. One ark only, thus one temple only.
The site of the temple was the site where Abraham bound Isaac and then God provided a substitute. This is the same site where
Jesus atoned for the sins of the world.
Well-meaning (devout) people can build as many temples as they want, but God did not tell them to build it for these very
I have done several searches of Zion, temple, and house. Many are found here: Psalm 5:7, 9:11; 9:14; 26:8, 48:2; 48:9; 48:11;
50:265:4; 68:29; 69:9, 79:1; 92:13; 116:19, 122:1; 135:2; 138:2. They indicate the importance and significance of Zion and
the temple. The key ones are Psalm 116:19, 122:1-5; 135:21, and Nehemiah 1:9.
The spot for the temple and its contents are very significant.
two most important ordinances in the temples are 1) celestial marriage
and 2) baptism for the dead. The living are
baptized for the dead in a font such as is depicted below:
The New Testament Christians did not practice any form of celestial
marriage in the Jerusalem temple.
2) The molten sea upon the twelve oxen that Latter-day Saints use to baptize for their dead was really used in the Old
Testament Temple as a ceremonial washing basin for the priests and not something to baptize for dead people in (see
1 Kings 7:23-26; 2 Chronicles