Compliance Mandatory for Exaltation

12 July

Journal of Discourses 19:253 “The way and manner in which these ordinances have to be performed have been determined in the eternal world, and unless you comply with the requirements and obey the law, you cannot obtain the keys, and without the keys you cannot pass by the angels and the Gods in the eternal worlds. For example, you cannot attain to an exaltation without a wife, or wives; and you ladies cannot be exalted without a husband…What, then, will be the situation of those who remain single, and do not attain to an exaltation?

We learn from the revelations that they will be angels. Some people think that angels are the most exalted and glorious beings in the eternal world; but this is a mistake. … Now we understand that in order to obtain an exaltation we must have a wife, and we have to comply with the celestial law, so as to have her in the eternal world. In the first place, we must receive her from the man whom God has authorized and appointed to seal for time and eternity, otherwise we have no claim on her in the eternal world.” – Charles C. Rich, Paris, Idaho, February 20, 1878

Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang”.

Mark 12:25 “For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.”

Boy howdy, it’s never ceased to amaze me how Joe Smith was able to take basic doctrines from God’s word, and turn them upside down to build a foundation of lies. Case in point is our reference today. Jesus Himself debunked the idea of marriages in heaven.

Besides all that, whatever happened to the whole reason why Jesus came here to earth?

Matthew 5:17 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

Ask the Mormon for their opinion of these three biblical passages!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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