If that's how you define, eternal marriage  between one man and one woman,
then  no problem.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John W. Redelfs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 5:42 PM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [ZION] Official Doctrine #2
>
>
> Ron Scott wrote:
> >What is this, some kind of litmus test? Please define "new and
> everlasting
> >covenant?
>
> It is not a litmus test, it is a Sunday School lesson from the Gospel
> Essentials Sunday School manual entitled GOSPEL PRINCIPLES.  On another
> thread George Cobabe said that "official Church doctrine" was
> very hard to
> determine.  And I said that this is only true if we get into speculative
> areas.  As long as we stick to the most basic fundamentals, "official
> Church doctrine" is easily determined.
>
> Well, the Gospel Essentials class is for investigators and new
> members and
> it basically just supplements and reinforces the missionary discussions
> that all our missionaries teach to new investigators.  The manual, which
> has been through correlation, restricts itself to the most basic
> fundamentals and is NOT controversial in the tiniest degree.
>
> What is the "new and everlasting covenant?"  The phrase is used two ways
> that I know of:  1) It is a reference to the Book of Mormon, and
> 2) it is a
> reference to temple marriage for time and all eternity.  This
> latter usage
> is evidently the one being used in the  lesson I posted.
>
> I have thought I would post parts of the GOSPEL PRINCIPLES manual
> from time
> to time to see if I get any disagreement, and if so, from whom.  I keep
> hearing about false doctrine creeping into our correlated manuals, but I
> don't know of any particular instances.  I thought this might be
> one way of
> finding out.
>
> 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)
> ===========================================
> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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