02
Mar
09

MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD AND SINGLE MEN

 

     In the Feb. 25th edition of the Meridian Magazine, an online LDS magazine, there was an interesting article entitled, “Why It is Not Good for Man to be Alone.”  One reason why I found it interesting is because it quotes D&C 132:19-20 and talks about Mormonism’s teaching of becoming gods – something that is not seen that often today.

    Especially interesting was how the author strongly connects marriage with the Melchizedek priesthood.  For example, he states:  “Priesthood and marriage are inseparably connected; one without the other is useless.”  “Being acquainted with the law of marriage is not enough; once a man learns of this law, he must obey it or face serious consequences.  Because this law is published openly in the Doctrine and Covenants, no man is left without excuse.”  These are just a couple of sample quotes.

    But the statement that really stood out to me was when he was talking about how Adam was asleep without Eve.  He takes off on that and states: “Clearly man is spiritually asleep until he marries.”  What implications does that have for the thousands of single LDS missionaries?

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3 Responses to “MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD AND SINGLE MEN”


  1. 1 ladonnamorrell
    March 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Out of 3703 words in that article you picked out “Clearly man is spiritually asleep until he marries”? I thought it was a very well written article about the need for men who are:
    1.remaining single without good cause
    2.hanging out rather than dating, and
    3.dating without the purpose of finding an eternal companion to marry and start a family.

    the missionaries are 1.single with good cause, 2. proselytizing rather than dating and 3. are usually VERY anxious to find an eteranl companion when they return home. So it does not apply to them in the least!

    Was there any other objection you had? or any other part you didn’t understand?

  2. March 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Taking Meridian Magazine as definitive of Mormon attitudes and beliefs is like taking Sean Hannity as definitive of Republican attitudes and beliefs.

  3. 3 faithoffathers
    March 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Mark,

    What about all those young boys in primary- are they neglecting their duty? Of course not. Life has its stages and seasons. Missionaries are in a stage that comes before before marriage.

    fof


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