Journal of Discourses 20:30-31 “Patriarchal marriage involves conditions, responsibilities and obligations which do not exist in monogamy, and there are blessings attached to the faithful observance of that law… It is an additional privilege for that same man and wife to reenter the Temple of God to receive another wife in like manner if they are worthy. But if he remain faithful with only the one wife, observing the conditions of so much of the law as pertains to the eternity of the marriage covenant, he will receive his reward, but the benefits, blessings and power appertaining to the second or more faithful and fuller observance of the law, he never will receive…” – Joseph F. Smith, Salt Lake City, July 7, 1878
Matthew 22:36-40 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 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 all the law and the prophets.”
Why is sex mandatory for salvation? For that matter, why is adultery mandatory for salvation?
When the Pharisees asked Jesus what the two greatest laws were, He told them to love God, and love your neighbor. Pretty simple. Why are they making salvation something it’s not, and what about today?
According to this doctrine no one, including Mormons, will ever be saved.
If you think this only applies to what Mr. Smith said back then you’d be wrong. This doctrine is still couched firmly in place in Doctrine and Covenants 132. Now what?
Ask your Mormon friends/loved ones about this!
With Love in Christ;