CHRISTINA - A question that's been bothering me - I am not LDS but
what makes me excepted from being sealed to my husband
for eternity? Just because I wasn't sealed in the
temple doesn't mean I can't say "Honey, want to be
sealed together forever?" and he says "Sure". BAM!
We've sealed ourselves.
So now we're in Heaven - do you really think God
would say "sorry, not LDS, no temple sealing, no
together forever" or don't you think He'd
say "Of course, come on in!" Our God is a loving God
regardless of our faith and would accept our "own"
sealing ordinance even if we're not LDS. I
don't think He'd turn us down! Of course we said
"till death do us part" in our vows, but I don't think
we're any less cherished in His eyes because
we're not "officially" sealed. JMHO.
JOEL - I guess this depends on if you believe in the Bible or
not. You can believe what you want about your own marriage,
but most Christian religions do not believe
that a civil marriage lasts beyound the grave. They
find support in this belief by what Jesus said in the
book of Matthew:
23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say
that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no
children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise
up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the
first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and,
having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she
be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not
knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are
given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in
heaven. (Matt 22:23-30)
Here Jesus explains that anyone involved in a civil marriage will no longer be married in heaven, but will be angels.
However, when Jesus ordained His Apostles and gave them priesthood power He said:
"And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on
earth shall be loosed in heaven."(Mat 16:19)
They would now have the power and authority to bind couples in the eternal marriage covenant on earth that
would be bound in heaven as well. And in talking about marriage Jesus said,
"Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put
In other words, once God has joined two people
together, through an authorized representative, no
other earthly man can declare that they can ever be
separated. Through latter-day revelation we have
learned how a couple can be sealed together forever,
using the same authority Jesus gave His apostles.