What is this, some kind of litmus test? Please define "new and everlasting
covenant?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John W. Redelfs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 3:29 PM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [ZION] Official Doctrine #2
>
>
> Eternal Marriage Is Essential for Exaltation
>
> Many people in the world consider marriage to be only a social custom, a
> legal agreement between a man and a woman to live together. But to
> Latter-day Saints, marriage is much more. Our exaltation depends on
> marriage. We believe that marriage is the most sacred
> relationship that can
> exist between a man and a woman. This sacred relationship affects our
> happiness now and in the eternities.
>
> Heavenly Father has given us the law of eternal marriage so we can become
> like him. We must live this law to be able to have spirit children. The
> Lord has said:
>
> "In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees;
>
> And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this
> order of the
> priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage];
>
> And if he does not, he cannot obtain it (D&C 131:1-3)."
> ---
>
> Anyone disagree that this is official Church doctrine?  Our missionaries
> teach it to investigators and it is taught to all new members as part of
> the Gospel Essentials Sunday School class.  Is this controversial, or
> what?  Are any of the Brethren divided on this?
>
>
> John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> "While we cannot agree with others on certain matters, we
> must never be disagreeable. We must be friendly,
> soft-spoken, neighborly, and understanding." (President
> Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2003)
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> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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