“Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the gospel of God. … Personal holiness is an effect of redemption, not the cause of it…” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, January 31
Journal of Discourses 12:261 “There is a little matter I want to speak upon to you, my sisters. It is a subject that is very obnoxious to outsiders. … ‘Oh.’ Says one, ‘I know what you mean, my husband has two, four, or half a dozen wives.’ … This doctrine so hateful and annoying to the feelings of many, was revealed from heaven to Joseph Smith, and obedience is required to it by the Latter-day Saints, — this very principle will work out the moral salvation of the world. Do you believe it? It makes no difference whether you do or not, it is true.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 9, 1868
Ephesians 5:31 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”
Make no mistake beloved, it does matter what you believe, regardless of what Brigham stated. Firstly, there’s no such thing as ‘moral salvation’. Secondly, the idea adultery will cleanse the world of its behavioral problems is a lie from the pit of hell.
Last but not least, God does not mandate sex for salvation, nor will He ever do so.
If you’re LDS, we implore you to read what God has to say about false prophets like Brigham Young. If they utter one false prophecy, we’re not to listen to them at all – Deut. 18:20-22.
With Love in Christ;