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God's Eternal Law of Marriage

The apostle Paul explained that "Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." In the Protestant world many biblical scholars interpret this scripture to mean that men and women are dependent upon each other but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints understands this verse to have a far greater significance than appears on the surface.

When God placed Adam in the garden of Eden He gave them the commandment to "be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth" (Genesis 1:28). Thus, one of the primary purposes of marriage is to have children. There are several reason why this commandment is important but there is one reason that is far more important than all the others. This month's article looks at these reasons. You can read it lt here

Being Spiritually Minded

Being Spiritually Minded Jacob, the brother of Nephi and son of Lehi, told his people " Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal" To be carnally-minded means to think on and do those things that appeal to the flesh such as setting our hearts on gaining riches, committing murder, and engaging in sexually immoral behavior, among other things.

Although it is easy to understand what it means to be carnally-minded, the real question we need to ponder is, what does it mean to be spiritually-minded? The most natural conclusion for people to make is to assume that if we avoid doing those things that are carnal then we are being spiritual. In other words, to some people, being spiritual can be thought of as not being carnal. However, this is not the case. This month's article explains why. You can read it here

A Help Meet For Man

The apostle Peter wrote, "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands" (1 Peter 3:1). This doctrine, which is plainly taught in the New Testament, has created a lot of controversy within the Christian faith because it seems to subordinate women to a second-class status in the marriage. In other words, if taken literally, it implies that the husband rules over the wife, giving him greater authority than her.

However, there are those who contend that this cannot be the case because the Bible teaches that God is no respecter of persons. In other words, He views everyone equally and, if that is true, then He must view husbands and wives as being equals rather than thinking that the husband is greater than the wife. Then why did both Paul and Peter say that the wife is to be in subjection to her husband? This past article seeks to answer that question. You can read more here

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