Saturday, 2 November 2013

Marriage Ordained of God

The house of God is a house of order and not a house of confusion; this has been the way from the beginning of creation. In the beginning God instituted marriage, he made man in his own image and likeness, male and female, and in their creation it was designed that they should be united together in the sacred bonds of marriage, and one is not made perfect without the other. This means that man is not without the women in the Lord, neither is the women without the man in the Lord. This means that no man can be exalted in the kingdom of God without the women, and no women can reach the perfection and exaltation in the Kingdom of God alone, Marriage between Man and Women and none else, this is what marriage means to God and this is what it means to Latter Day Mormons and members of The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ.
Marriage is the crowing glory of the gospel of the Gods. Marriage is a principle which, when entered in to presents more serious problems than any other. It should be received in the spirit of patience and love, even that greater love which comes though the power of the Holy Spirit, Nothing will prepare mankind for the glory in the Kingdom of God as readily as faithfulness to ones marriage and the convents that are made at marriage.

Let us be very clear on this subject. We believe that without marriage the purposes if God would be frustrated, so far as this world is concerned, for there would be none, to obey his other commands. There appears today in this world a flood of iniquity that is overwhelming the world in sin. One great reason therefore is the neglect of the marriage covenant, it has lost its sanctity in the eyes of the majority and indeed in the eyes of those who stand and rule over us. To the world it is at best a civil contract and nothing more, it is also something that is far too often an accident or a whim, or a means of self gratification. And when the sacredness of the covenant is ignored or lost sight of, then a disregard of the marriage vows, under the present moral thinking of the masses, is mere indiscretion. However what we want to impress upon the world is the legitimate union of the sexes under the law of God.

Marriage under Gods covenant is the greatest, most glorious, and most exalting principle connected with the gospel. However let is be stated that we believe and hold true to the fact that all those married by the authority of men are only doing so until death. The Lord God will not accept at the hand of man, an offering, vow, or contract, which is not entered into in accordance with the laws which govern in his kingdom and which he, God the Father, has established. Man made obligations and agreements, in which the Lord does not enter, and which were not made by him, or by his word, which is law, shall come to and end when men are dead and gone from this earth. However for the marriage contract to be made valid and binding for eternity as well as for time, the two parties involved must enter in to the marriage relationship in full obedience and accordance with the laws upon which such blessings are predicated. The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ declare today unto all the world that marriage between a man and a women is ordained of God and that it is the preserver of the human race, just a Jeraneck tell us in the second section of the Book of Jeraneck when he says:-That all who come within the walls of the holy temple or tabernacle may know that it is through man and women that our seed and our children go forward (BofJ Sec2 v49). Without it, the purposes of God would be frustrated, virtue would be destroyed to give place to vice and corruption and the earth would be void and empty.

As Latter Day Mormons we know that God has instituted marriage and that he has ordained it to be between a man and a women and that it is the most important thing that both young men and young women should be preparing themselves for in their youth. Let us be clear that we expect all our men and women to be married by one holding the authority given to them by God and that authority can only be found in the Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ. There needs to be a sentiment laid down among our young people indeed among us all that favour of honourable marriage should only be carried out by one holding the authority of God. No man holding the priesthood of God and who is worthy and of age should remain unmarried. We should be teaching our young men and women that the law of chastity is one of the most vital importance's, both to children, and to men and to women. God the Father has told of the penalties of transgressing this law of chastity, of virtue and purity. The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ expects its young men and women to be pure, spotless without blemish and so it is necessary that the Gospel of Jesus Christ be taught among them from the cradle.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the gospel of the Father and it is the gospel of love, it is the law of love, and love of God with whole heart and mind is the greatest of all commandments. This should be remembered in the marriage relationship, for while it is said that the desires of the women shall be to her husband, and he shall rule over her, it is intended that rule shall be done in love and not in tyranny.

The Father through his son has commanded us that marriage among members of The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ should be performed in his holy House not just for time but for all eternity just as they were done in the days of the ancients here upon this land in the days of Jeraneck. :- It is expedient that a man come before God in righteousness  and a women comes before God clean and in righteousness and that they be joined together for eternity and that they pledge themselves to God and they must do this upon the holy Urim and Thummim for the Urim and Thummim are representations of  revelation and prophesy. With these two powers within the temple man my gain revelation and women my gain prophesy and they may work in unity one with another to bring about the greater glory of God and that is that a women may have children and that a man may have authority over her. (BofJ Sec2 v58-59).

Members of The Latter Day Church know that marriage is ordained of God that it is not just for now but for eternity and that we take upon ourselves the very nature of God himself in agreeing to enter in to the marriage covenant. We also know that those who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of the marriage convent should see fit they do not abuse the course of nature, that they do not destroy the principle of life within them, nor violate any of the commandments of God. The commandment that was given in the very beginning to our first parents to multiply and replenish the earth still stands and is still in force upon the children of men. There is no greater sin that could be committed by people who have embraced the gospel than to prevent or destroy life in the manner indicated. We are all born in to this world that we may have life, and we live that we may have fullness of joy and if we will obtain a fullness of joy we must obey the law of our creation and the law by which we may obtain our righteous hopes and desires.

In closing let it be said to our people and indeed all people, get married, and marry right. Marry in the faith, and let it be performed in the Lords house with one in authority. Live so that you may be worthy of this blessing. And let us remember as Latter Day Mormons the gift promised to those who receive the covenant of marriage and fulfil the measure of their creation and remain faithful till the end for they shall have no end those and only those shall truly know the one and only wise and true God and Jesus Christ whom he hath sent.

 

 

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