The Seer, p. 140 “We cannot feel justified in closing this article on the subject of marriage without saying a few words to unmarried females in this church. You will clearly perceive from the revelation which God has given that you can never obtain a fulness of glory without being married to a righteous man for time and for all eternity. If you marry a man who receives not the gospel, you lay a foundation for sorrow in this world, besides losing the privilege of enjoying the society of a husband in eternity. You forfeit your right to an endless increase of immortal lives. And even the children which you may be favored with in this life will not be entrusted to your charge in eternity but you will be left in that world without a husband, without a family, without a kingdom—without any means of enlarging yourselves, being subject to the principalities and powers who are counted worthy of families, and kingdoms, and thrones, and the increase of dominions forever. To them you will be servants and angels— …” – Orson Pratt, October 1853
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.”
The reason we’ve brought up Mr. Pratt’s reference today is because the same rules apply now, as they did when he delivered these awful lies. Tomorrow we’ll be looking at the remainder of this doctrine to show why it’s so blasphemous!
There’s nothing more horrifying to a devout Mormon than ending up in heaven without your children. Nothing in Mormonism has changed in the past 165 yrs except for the way they deliver the bad news.
Temple marriages are still mandatory, and without them you’ll end up in the servant class just as Pratt threatened believers way back when. My husband and I found this out at our daughter’s funeral when the bishop told us because we weren’t married in the temple we’d never see Mallory again, and that was in 1988. It was the proverbial final straw for us.
Be sure to share the truth in patience and love with a Mormon you know!
With Love in Christ;