Couples who do not maintain love and respect for eachother in this life can not expect to have it after death. God will work out the cases where one spouse is not to blame according to his wisdom, His counsel to us is focused on not becoming such an exception, so that is what we focus on.
I see no reason to think that the husband MUST call her, or that if called, she MUST comply.
You have verfied something I have said frequently and been told is not true..
A Mormon woman is alomost blackmailed into being sweet and compliant ...the realization that if her husband does not call her she can never get into the celestial kingdom is enough to keep any woman in line (and to put her on prozac for the stress)
He died in a car accident and later someone said to her 'at least now you can go to the temple and be sealed to him' to try and cheer her up. She replied 'no, he had his chance'.
How do you know if the dead husband accepted mormonism in the next life? And would he not be kept out of the celestial kingdom anyway as he was never through the necsessary ordinances??
posted on 01/26/2003 6:18:09 AM PST
Some times you let that wildy spirit you listen to blow thinks way out of the realm!
It is not an either or thing that is your religion.
In the LDS we must be justified by the Lord, he knows the Laws that need to be satified better than you are I. Man part is to believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and to repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit to guild us through the mindfilds of life. Most of all "Keep the Lords Commandments!"
We can only recieve from the Lord if we do our part! Else wise we have no promise!
posted on 01/26/2003 6:29:44 AM PST
"You have verfied something I have said frequently and been told is not true.A Mormon woman is alomost blackmailed into being sweet and compliant"
I have verified no such thing. As I said before, God will work out the cases where one spouse is not to blame according to his wisdom.
...the realization that if her husband does not call her she can never get into the celestial kingdom
Read #79, as long as a person (either the husband or the wife) live the gospel as best they can, they lose NOTHING. What their spouse does or doesn't or can't do has no impact on their own exhaltation, so no 'blackmail' is possible.
And do you call it blackmail when God says a person must obey to get to heaven?
posted on 01/26/2003 1:00:42 PM PST
"How do you know if the dead husband accepted mormonism in the next life?"
Don't know really, but given the situation I would say it is unlikely.
"And would he not be kept out of the celestial kingdom anyway as he was never through the necsessary ordinances??"
We don't really know at what point the line is drawn and God says you had your chance and don't get another in the spirit world. This guy certainly can't claim ignorance, that's for sure.
If you assume he still qualifies for a chance in the spirit world, and if you assume he truely repented, it would still be possible for him to gain full exhaltation (#79), but the woman who was his wife on earth would not be his wife after death. They married 'till death do they part' and she is not interested in being with him any longer than that.
posted on 01/26/2003 1:09:06 PM PST
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