Women, Unmarried are Damned

Latter-day Prophets and the D&C, 4:392-393; 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.” – Orson Pratt

1 Corinthians 7:8-11; I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.  9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.  10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

I have more than a few single female friends who’ve never been married and they’re devout Christians, totally sold out to the Lord.  They live their lives knowing their bridegroom is Jesus.  For whatever reasons, having a husband is not what God has in mind for them at this point in their lives.

John 3:29 says; “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”

What else could we possibly want or need?  He is waiting for me and all believers!  Indeed, what John says is true – my joy is fulfilled! 

Why does salvation in Mormonism always have to involve sex?  Why can’t salvation have anything to do with Jesus and what He did for you instead of what you must fulfill in order to be with Him? 

If there’s something else you always have to do then why did He die?  This reminds me of a beautiful song by Twila Paris that came out several years ago.  It’s called “What did He die for?”.