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MARRIAGE

The following are sections out of Bill McKeever’s book In their Own Words: A Collection of Mormon Quotations. The full book of 400 pages is available at Mormonism Research Ministry or Amazon.com. Standard Works “And again, verily I say unto you, that whoso forbiddeth to marry is not ordained of God, for marriage is ordained of God unto man” […]

Chapter 10: Nurturing the Eternal Partnership of Marriage

During 2017, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. The quotes from Hinckley are in bold, with my comments […]

The Family and Being Together Forever

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson The following is taken from chapter 22 of the 2013 book Answering Mormons’ Questions: Ready Responses for Inquiring Latter-day Saints, pages 184-185. To purchase this valuable resource, click here. Picture by Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil – Flickr. Some Mormons have created a stereotype about the Christian’s view of  heaven, assuming it means […]

Did God command polygamous relationships in the Old Testament?

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2016 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Eric Johnson Polygamy, or plural marriage, is a sticky issue for many Mormons. Some have become deeply embarrassed when they found out how their founder, Joseph Smith, married at least 34 girls and women. In fact, a […]

Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women

Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women The Gospel Topics essays were published between 2013-2015 covering a variety of issues, many of which were controversial. In this, the last essay released by the LDS Church (October 23, 2015), the issue of ordaining women is tackled. Let’s take a look at the essay (underlined), with […]

Chapter 14: Marriage and Family—Ordained of God

Chapter 14: Marriage and Family—Ordained of God Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 179–90 During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and […]

Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage

Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, (2013), 191–202 During 2014, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical […]

Marriage

Marriage. A requirement for a couple to go to become exalted. As one church manual put it, “Consider this fact: Your marriage is a laboratory for godhood” (Achieving a Celestial Marriage, 1976, p. 65). According to Joseph Smith, “Except a man and his wife enter into an everlasting covenant and be married for eternity, while in this […]

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