Linda & Richard Eyre: Mormon Parenting: The message we want to share with all parents

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  • Mormoncowboy Provo, Ut
    March 18, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    I don't know how relevant the pre-existence is to persons faith, in believing they are a child of God. It becomes theologically relevant only when we start delving into the idea that we are all God's in training. That we are co-eternal with God, without beginning and without end. He is just further along on his progression than we are. Of course, particularly within Christian spheres, this is a particularly explosive doctrine, so we instead emphasize the family. Then again, as per section 132, I wonder how inspired many potential converts would be, if we included in our gift of enlightenment per the restoration, taught them that Eternal families were polygamist. That God is a polygamist, and that along our own progression - we too must abide by that law. Of course we don't do that anymore for obvious reason - people don't like it. So, instead we now just turn to any other contrivance to flatter people with, and teach that it's "part of the restoration". The family isnt what it once was, so whos to say it is what we claim.

  • IndependentLiberal Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    If it is obvious that the book in the article is written to the church, why does the article care what other religionsoutside the churchnon-mormon Christians think. The short answers to the Q & A give a text book example of a False Dilemma as there are more choices to be made especially by bible believing Christians. I am not being critical since you DID ask the questions. I am going to concentrate on the second question of eternal marriages. We rely on the Bible for very specific and succinct answers. Matthew 22:23-33, Mark 12:18-25, and Luke 20:27-38, Christ answers the Sadducees plainly that in the resurrection there will be no marriages or giving in marriage. Most all Christian faiths believe that we will know our loved ones on the other side but no marriage we will be like angles. The religious leaders were so astonished at this teaching that no one dared to ask him any more questions.