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Mormon Temple Christus by cyko Mormon Temple Christus by cyko
This beautiful statue of Jesus Christ can be found in the Mesa, Arizona Mormon Temple Visitor's Center. To learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, check out [link] or [link]
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HorrorSquirrelGirl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student Writer
We have a statue just like that in Visitors Center by the Salt Lake Temple. It's so gorgeous
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Scr0ckett Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i saw this in the mesa temple btw i love the background
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Mormon-Chic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was in New Zealand as well.
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Juxshoa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why Christus?
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Deeperpurple Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I would love this in our FHC anyone know where I can purchase a copy in England? Large size.
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KattColor Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I knew this was the Mesa Temple Christus the instant I saw it. This statue never ceases to bring peace to my soul!
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PJOfan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The one in Salt Lake is also very beautiful!
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snowowl24 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! i saw one of those at independence, missouri....go mormons :P
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GothicRose92 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
how beautiful. I love Jesus
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Baka-takusCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Ah, I love this. It gives me the chills every time I visit the Mesa temple. You captured this beautifully! ^^

-Tori
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I love seeing the Christus, every time me and my family got to Salt Lake City. :D
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LordoftheWolfDale Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
love this statue
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Savannapants Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Beautiful, love it!
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kotaromichuzuki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
woohooo go mormons XD u advertising us
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kotaromichuzuki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
my grandama crys when she sees this
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calibupkis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011   Photographer
Stunning, simply stunning!
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fabianopcampos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really amazin!
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Jamesruglia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
The Mesa Temple is probably my favorite one.

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AlexJetB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
It can also be found in the temple visiting center in SLC, AND, there happens to be a reproduction plaster one full scale in front of a studio in provo!
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MckeeDs Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The one in the SL Temple visitors center has a different background though. I'm pretty sure most visitor centers have a Christus.
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FrOoTcAkE Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Yay, I love the Mesa Temple! Seeing this statue in person always takes my breath away. I adore this statue of Christ and have always wanted one of those little ones to go in my future home. Great photo, it really shows the beauty of the statue!
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turtlesaur Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I've been here many of times and find it beautiful always. :D

Great picture! :D
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Piki-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the Christus. I don't remember where I saw one (probably in Utah), but I remember it being so incredibly beautiful.
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Tears0fBlood Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
yay for this pic!! and yay for the location! my husband is from mesa AZ
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madkaye Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
i think not only the statue is beautiful but so is the background. There's something just truly heavenly about this piece of work. I've seen it at the visitors center in D.C. I love this.
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I have featured this in a special journal about the Prophet. [link]
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newXYage Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
It's a good picture : )

Although...can I ask why that temple has an idol?
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
An idol generally is worshipped...this one isn't. It's just admired, but we aren't in any confusion about its value. It's a piece of artwork about the savior. We dont' believe it IS any aspect of the Godhead.
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newXYage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
So are you saying that other branches of Christianity generally worship idols? Or were you just refering to the dictionary definition?

By the way, what's your testimony?
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I haven't been a member of other branches of Christianity so I don't know the answer to that question. I have opinions about some branches of Christianity and their use of intermediary objects in worship, but they're not worth upsetting you about! For what it's worth, I think that Islam worships that big black rock of theirs in Mecca as an idol--and I lived in that part of the world so I think I know what I'm talking about, and I say that even though I generally have liked the Muslims I've known. But yes, I think when a major component of religious observance centers on a sacred physical object that has a value far transcending that of innocent persons, and that object is necessary in worship, it has become an idol. If someone so much as spat on the Kabbah, there would be deadly violence, even if the incident was an innocent mistake somehow. If someone broke this Christus statue of ours, we'd be sad and bewildered, but we'd sweep up the pieces and eventually replace it, and life would go on much the same. We don't think it has any significance other than its beauty (which is in the eye of the beholder, of course) and its role to help turn thoughts toward the Savior. There may be some people who pray to the thing, but I don't know any. We don't pray TO our temples. They are simply places set aside and consecrated to give us a quiet place to focus on eternal covenants with the Godhead. We make covenants there and do work there. The temple is a wonderful place, holy, sacred--not secret.

My testimony? I believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of our Heavenly Father, born of a virgin; that he taught a new and higher law to set aside the law of Moses, to love the Lord our God and one another; that he voluntarily took on the necessary role of being the innocent sacrifice for the sins of humanity, though he was sinless himself. Because of what he did, we can rejoin our Heavenly Father one day and be as He is. I believe that after his death and resurrection, he visited and ministered to his apostles named in the Bible as well as those "other sheep" who recorded what we call The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. I believe that what can be learned via physical sciences is at least as valid as scripture, and that ultimately all sources of knowledge might be reconciled and there will be no contradictions. I think there are errors of translation in the Bible, and there may in fact be more egregious problems with that text. I believe that the Book of Mormon is closer to a true book but that it also was written by human beings (prophets) inspired by God. However, people are fallible. At least one portion of the Book of Mormon was lost and never recovered, although that section survives in condensed form because it was repeated (abridged) by one of the prophets.

I believe that the power of the priesthood was lost from the earth within a century or so of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that Joseph Smith, with plenty of help, re-established the priesthood and the Church to the earth. I believe that all of us can be reunited with our Heavenly Father and can progress eternally, learning and building and doing, and that the family is an eternal social unit and not just an earthly one. I've seen miracles happen and I've had prayers answered. I've held my youngest, when she was a baby, who was dangerously ill with a very high fever, while she was blessed by worthy priesthood holders. I felt the fever being drawn out of her body. She kept a feed down and fell into a peaceful sleep, and she was completely well, immediately. The hands that had blessed her were incredibly hot, as if they'd been in very hot water.

This is not a world in which a humble person's first sincere prayer to Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus Christ would be permitted to be answered by the Adversary. If that were true, then God would have to be wicked and careless. But I know that He knows me personally, cares about what I do, and wants me to be in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That doesn't mean I or other Mormons are perfect--definitely not. I have seen other Mormons do incredibly awful things, and I know pagans and atheists who are kind and gentle people who really care about others. My kids went to a Lutheran private school for awhile, and I have to say that they were such awesome people...which brings me back around to my final point here. We're supposed to love and forgive everybody. One of these days I might get good at that, I hope.

I was raised to be an atheist so I was brought up to believe religion is a crutch for the weak. I hope I've shed any vestiges of that attitude! I hope that I respect what is good in all religions.

I'm writing this while in the grips of some kind of flu bug so I hope I've made sense and answered your question. I wrote a testimony another time on this deviation: [link] and if I didn't answer your question properly in this reply, maybe I answered it better there.

Silky
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newXYage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Sorry if I come across offensive, but has a Muslim ever told you they worship idols? Perhaps it seemed that way to you? Islam forbids the worship of idols. Muslims strongly defend this. They don't even use pictures and icons. Their religious art is portrayed through exquisite calligraphy of passages in the Koran. In other words, Muslims are monotheistic and worship the one and only god, Allah (God), so they take His law very seriously. And I highly doubt that Muslims would harm someone for spitting (accidently) on the Kabba. Why? Because people of other faiths are not allowed to enter inside the city. If they were allowed in, I bet you tons of Muslim-haters would try to destroy the city. If someone accidently spat at the Kabba, violence would not happen. To them Mecca is a holy city. Fighting is not holy. Forgiveness is. After all, Islam means "peace and surrender to Allah". Muslim means "one who submits to Allah."

If what I said above is incorrect, tell my teacher who has a masters degree on the Middle East and the two Muslim teenagers who came to my class to explain their faith. My goal wasn't to make you look bad, I just wanted to correct you.

You gave a wonderful testimony by the way = )
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Cinius Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
If muslims have peace and surrender to Allah, why did they go on a violent, burning rampage when the Pope read a passage in the Koran about them spreading their religion through force and violence? They just proved him right. I'm not saying all Muslims are bad, but you're implying that they are ALL peaceful, but you seem to be forgetting the terrorists.

Besides, mormonism has nothing to do with Islam, and mormons don't worship idols.
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
I'm 42, well-traveled, and I've taken several college courses about the Middle East. I've come to my understanding of Islam, in part, by living in the Middle East and believe me, not all Muslims stick to calligraphy and geometric art. I spent weeks touring museums, mosques, and holy sites to Islam and Christianity. I'm sorry you're here ON SOMEONE ELSE'S DEVIATION trying to pick a fight with me. Do not reply to me here.
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Charlie-and-Johan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
There are many more in many more LDS visitors centers, course I've only been to the one in Salt Lake City, Utah-but sadly....I dont live in Ogden anymore...
But alas, I love being Mormon, this is one of my favorite sculptings...*sigh*....

*This world is full of madness that of which some of us have never known...but thats alright at some points in time...our Heavenly Father gives us those quiet moments to ponder who we are and why we're here...a moment in the wind...or a simple sunny day...or a smile....*

-Charly
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cyko Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
It is most likely a casting, rather than a sculpture, bro.

The ultimate Christus statue can be found in Rio de Janeiro. It is currently the largest statue of Jesus Christ in the World.

The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 feet) tall, weighs 700,000,000,000 tons, and is located at the peak of the 700,000,000-m (2296-foot) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.

See here: [link]

Peace....

Cyko
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shaun-rules-4eva Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Cool! :D
I didn't think photos were allowed in the temple.
I've also never seen the christus in any temple here in Australia.

Hooray for Mormons and fractals...
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cyko Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
This photo was taken in the Mesa, Arizona visitor's center, not the temple.
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shaun-rules-4eva Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Oh ok :D
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Cinius Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
It's still pretty, though! :)
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Gumi-Nacht Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
are you a mormon member? .__.
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sephys-little-cloud Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
That is just so gorgeous. I'd love to see that in person. I've never heard of a "Temple Visitor's Center" before, I have to admit.
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delbosque54 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Cool pic!
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sweet2intensity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
yay mormons!
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CheleKat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, that's beautiful. the only one i've seen is the one in the visitor center at temple square in salt lake city. i've always liked this statue. :)
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krissyorange Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
HEy I'm Mormon!!!! Cool statue.
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WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Student Photographer
I was at the Mesa Arizona visitors center a few weeks ago when i flew down there. Have you seen the cool new Joseph Smith video there?
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Dal-Volto-Tetro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
mesa huh... looks familiar lol.
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Kuramas-Kimi-Hiei Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
i've seen this statue! it really is pretty, isn't it?

ya know, i've been on deviantart for a few months now, and this is the first time i thought to look up 'mormon' in the search box, and now i found my mormon peeps!
i feel a lot more comfy here now!
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Erzeugen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
B-E-A-Utiful. i like it.
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patrickleite Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
PERFECT....
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