Great faith is developed in the crucible of doubt
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Julie B Beck
Korihor was an anti-Christ. Anti-Christ is antifamily. Any doctrine or principle our youth hear from the world that is antifamily is also anti-Christ. It’s that clear. If our youth cease to believe in the righteous traditions of their fathers as did the people described in Mosiah 26, if our youth don’t understand their part in the plan, they could be led away.
15 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.
16 Wherefore, it is lawful that he should have one wife, and they twain shall be one flesh, and all this that the earth might answer the end of its creation;
17 And that it might be filled with the measure of man, according to his creation before the world was made.
Some people make the argument that there isn’t enough room on this earth for people to have a large family. Saying this is like saying that God did not foresee the population of the world when He created it. It is insulting to him.
21 And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and he slept, and I took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof;
22 And the rib which I, the Lord God, had taken from man, made I a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said: This I know now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
“Stay naked your whole life.”- This is figurative of course. Don’t hide anything from each other. Nothing should stand between you or stay hidden.
Lessons from Eve
Russell M. Nelson
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
The rib, coming as it does from the side, seems to denote partnership. The rib signifies neither dominion nor subservience, but a lateral relationship as partners, to work and to live, side by side.
It is He who in the beginning created Adam and Eve in His image, male and female, and joined them as husband and wife to become “one flesh” and to multiply and replenish the earth.21Each individual carries the divine image, but it is in the matrimonial union of male and female as one that we attain perhaps the most complete meaning of our having been made in the image of God—male and female. Neither we nor any other mortal can alter this divine order of matrimony. It is not a human invention.
Todd D. Christofferson
The Higher Law
What God unites man does not divide
Only a prophet can cancel a sealing. That is the hardest task that a prophet has. They are the only ones authorized to break that sealing power.
There is culture and there is doctrine and they are NOT the same thing.
Does equal mean the same?
- In math, there are often equations that are equal, but they have different variables on each side of the equation.
- They are balanced.
- If you’re the same, one of you is not necessary.
- Of the same worth but with distinct and different roles.
If you think something isn’t fair think about the most unfair thing that has ever happened in the world. The most perfect man, who never sinned, suffered more than anyone else, to save every sinning man to ever live.
What is your understanding o the tern “help meet”? (“Help” is translated from a combination of two Hebrew roots, one meaning to rescue or save, and the other meaning to be strong “meet” is translated from a Hebrew word suggesting suitable and equal. Thus, a “help meet” is a suitable and equal companion possessing power to save. – Howard W. Hunter
(probably not the original source of this quote, but it contains the same info)
The Lord’s teachings about same-sex marriage
9 For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?
5 judges decided on marriage
It doesn’t matter what 5 judges say, it doesn’t change what God says
Often Tolerance only goes one way.
Curiously enough, this new modern tolerance is often a one-way street. Those who practice it expect everyone to tolerate them in anything they say or do, but show no tolerance themselves toward those who express differing viewpoints or defend traditional morality. Indeed, their intolerance is often most barbed toward those of religious conviction. But let there be no misunderstanding or deception: the First Amendment right of free speech applies to religious speech as well as to other kinds of speech. Believers of all faiths have every right to participate in and share their convictions in the public arena.
1915- Asked to hold Family Home evening
1970- Monday night was designated
This one thing allows you to teach the truths that are battled outside of your home
The world will always offer a choice to them. You offer the other by teaching the truths of the gospel, in love and kindness. The other side is guaranteed to be presented in a fierce way.
Legal proceedings and legislative action in a number of countries have given civil recognition to same-sex marriage relationships, and the question of same-sex marriage continues to be widely debated. As we confront this and other issues, we encourage all to bear in mind our Heavenly Father’s purposes in creating the earth and providing for our mortal birth and experience here as His children. “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” (Genesis 1:27–28). “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God and is central to His plan for His children and for the well-being of society. Strong families, guided by a loving mother and father, serve as the fundamental institution for nurturing children, instilling faith, and transmitting to future generations the moral strengths and values that are important to civilization and crucial to eternal salvation.
Changes in the civil law do not, indeed cannot, change the moral law that God has established. God expects us to uphold and keep His commandments regardless of divergent opinions or trends in society. His law of chastity is clear: sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. We urge you to review and teach Church members the doctrine contained in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
Marriage is far more than a contract between individuals to ratify their affections and provide for mutual obligations. Rather, marriage is a vital institution for rearing children and teaching them to become responsible adults. Throughout the ages, governments of all types have recognized marriage as essential in preserving social stability and perpetuating life. Regardless of whether marriages were performed as a religious rite or a civil ceremony, in almost every culture marriage has been protected and endorsed by governments primarily to preserve and foster the institution most central to rearing children and teaching them the moral values that undergird civilization……
In view of the close links that have long existed between marriage, procreation, gender, and parenting, same-sex marriage cannot be regarded simply as the granting of a new “right.” It is a far-reaching redefinition of the very nature of marriage itself. It marks a fundamental change in the institution of marriage in ways that are contrary to God’s purposes for His children and detrimental to the long-term interests of society.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT A RIGHT!
A civil right is the same privilege because of one’s race.
What is the purpose of marriage?