The Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center has turned its exhibit space into an answer to the question, “What Do Mormons Believe?”
Visitors to the “We Follow Jesus Christ” exhibit can see what the Church teaches about race relations, political neutrality, religious freedom and marriage. They can see the Church’s position on immigration, on abortion, and can read about proxy baptism.
Other questions include, are Mormons Christian, what do Latter-day Saints believe about God, do Mormons believe in the Trinity, do they believe in the Bible. The exhibit also speaks of the role of women in the Church, addresses why some Latter-day Saints wear temple garments, and answers the questions, do Mormons believe they can become “gods” or that they will “get their own planet?”
“If people are going to ask questions, we need to do everything we can to give them the answers,” said Elder Don Olsen, visitors’ center director. “The Church has many resources to provide people with answers to their questions. We have a beautiful exhibit space and decided we should use it to help in that effort.”
Volunteers are assigned to visitors’ centers to help people gain a basic understanding of the Church. The display helps visitors get answers to specific questions on various topics related to the Church. Much of the material is taken from the Church’s MormonNewsroom.org website, which is a resource for frequently asked questions and official news and statements of the Church.
The exhibit will be on display at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center through the end of August. As with all events and activities at the Visitors’ Center it is free to the public. The Center is located at 9900 Stoneybrook Drive in Kensington, MD and is open seven days a week from 10:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M.
The Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center also has a Facebook page.