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Eternal Marriage and Sex?
by Thelma "Granny" Geer
MORMONISM'S SALVATION AND SEX?
This is not an idle or frivolous question. It is a Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) claims that it has the true restored Christian faith and that it is "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which ... the Lord is well pleased. . . ." (Doctrine and Covenants (D &C, 1:30) It believes that all other churches are in a state of total apostasy.
This tract will provide ample proof that the LDS Church is not Christian as it claims. The fact is, because of its preoccupation with sex, it is actually more akin to fertility religions.
Now most Mormons will say, "We don't practice that any more." Let me say from the outset that this is not a treatise on Mormon Practice; this is a treatise revealing Mormon doctrine.... the very essence of God, His origins and nature. These are doctrinal quotations by the highest Mormon authorities, early as well as contemporary, which cannot be refuted, disowned, or swept under the rug. If these men did not know Mormon doctrine, then who does? If one were to contend that these doctrines have changed and are no longer valid, what does this say about the Mormon church and its capricious god? Every sincere Mormon must honestly face this question.
To say that the LDS Church Is preoccupied with sex may seem ludicrous to both uninformed Mormons and non-Mormons alike. But the awful truth is that it is, in fact, so preoccupied, It is possible that proselytes and even life-long Mormons, as I was, may never be allowed to know all of Moronism and it's secret rituals and teachings. Even I, a fourth generation Latter-day Saint, the great-granddaughter of LDS polygamist-pioneer John D. Lee (who had nineteen wives and sixty-four children) was never permitted to know and experience all of Moronism. But I did understand the sexual connections of Mormon theology, its multiple marriages for eternity, earthly and eternal procreation and childbirth, and other "doctrines" contrived to glorify and exalt LDS men to godhood. Particularly did I know of its heartaches and frustrations, its seeking to serve a "God" who was once a man, and the futile aspirations of becoming a god "as God is now. "
Today I praise God that after thirty-one years of serving and loving Joseph Smith and Moronism, I found Jesus dear to my heart in a little Baptist church in my hometown of Safford, Arizona. As I repented of my sin of neglecting Jesus and taking Him for granted, I looked to Jesus on the cross of Calvary and became a new creature in Christ Jesus. All old things passed away, and behold, all things became new -- especially me! I became a sinner saved by GRACE. To God be the glory!
TO CHRISTIANS EVERYWHERE
As you read this, please pray for my beloved Mormon people, many of whom are my own dear kin folks through John D. Lee's polygamous marriages (these dear ones now number approximately 6000). Do you have friends and relatives who are Mormons? Will you continue to lift them also before the Throne of Grace? But also, please be certain that they receive this pamphlet, and also my book, Moronism, Mama & Me!, which reveals many other facets of Moronism in tenderness and loving concern for their eternal souls.
TO MY DEARLY BELOVED LATTER-DAY SAINTS
My prayer for you is that you, as I did, face up to the fact that LDS salvation depends upon eternal sex and procreation through temple marriages. Honestly ask yourselves, Do salvation and righteousness really come through sex as Joseph Smith promised in D & C 132? " Go ye, therefore, and do the works of Abraham; enter ye into my law [eternal polygamous marriages and ye shall be saved. . . . Abraham received concubines, and they bore him children; and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. . . ." (v v. 32,37)
Did God really promise that "if a man many a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant . . . then shall it be written in the Lamb's Book of Life, that (there shall be) . . . a continuation of the seeds forever and ever. Then shall they be gods. . . "? ( v. 19-20) Did God really command that LDS men should have "... ten virgins ... to multiply and replenish the earth . . . for their exaltation . . . (so that the) Father .. . may be glorified."? (v. 63)
Did God say that any wife who did not accept polygamy would be destroyed? ". . . if any man have a wife . . . she (shall) believe and administer unto him, or she shall be destroyed...." (v. 64) If anyone believes that it is an exaggeration to say that the LDS doctrine of salvation is built upon sex, then please continue to read this pamphlet. You will find that Moronism indeed revolves around and is based upon marriage and sex.
God Himself Was Begotten Through Sexual Relations
"....the person of our heavenly Father in Heaven was begotten on a previous heavenly world by His Father; and again, He was begotten by a still more ancient Father; and so on, from generation to generation . . . and . . . we wonder . . . how the . . . first father was begotten." (0. Pratt, The Seer, p. 132)
Endless Sex Is One Of The Things That Makes God God '
"Those who are denied endless increase (spirit children) cannot be what God is, because that, in connection with other things, makes him God." (M. Ballard, Three Degrees of Glory, p. 10)
Sex Is The Power Of God
". . . the power of propagation . . . is the power of God: it is the power by which God presides over the universe and fills the universe with power. . . ."(G. Q. Cannon, Gospel Truth, vol. 1, pp. 103-104)
God Needs Wives To Become A God
"... man... cannot attain a fullness ... of eternal reward hereafter alone. Woman stands at his side . . . Exaltation and eternal increase is her lot as well as his. (D & C 131:1-4) Godhood is not for men only; it is for men and women together. (D & C 132:19-20)" (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 844)
God Needs Wives To Sexually Beget Preexistent Spirit Children
"An exalted and glorified Man of Holiness [God] could not be a Father unless a Woman of like glory, perfection, and holiness was associated with him as a Mother. The begetting of children makes a man a father and a woman a mother whether we are dealing with man in his mortal or immortal state." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 516)
". . . God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity, by whom He begat our spirits...." (0. Pratt, The Seer, p.172)
"The Mormons believe that all men were born in the spirit world of the union of the sexes, having a literal father and a literal mother before coming to this world. . . ."(G. Q. Cannon, Gospel Truth, vol. 1, p. 129)
". . . the laws of generation upon the earth are after the order of the laws of generation in heaven" (0. Pratt, The Seer, p. 159)
May I pause here? Do you, dear reader, see that these statements are blasphemy in the extreme? We are discussing the very nature of the one true, holy, eternal God.
For any "church" authority to promulgate such heresy must grieve God's heart as it grieves my own. And then to call itself "Christian" is the ultimate offense to God and the Lord Jesus Christ. But these things must be said, and their odious character meditated upon us as we read. May God Himself enlighten our understanding.
God Received His Wives In Secret Temple Rites
"(God) has had His (temple) endowments long ago; it is thousands and millions of years since He received His (temple) blessings. .. ." (W. Woodruff, J of D, vol. 4, p. 192)
"If the Father . . . prior to his redemption (death and resurrection}, had secured to himself, through the everlasting [temple] covenant of marriage, many wives ... the period required to people a world [assuming a nine-month gestation period] would be shorter . . . with a hundred wives, this period would be reduced to only one thousand million of years." (0. Pratt, The Seer, p. 39)
God's Glory Depends; Upon The Number Of Children He Sires
".. . the glory of' God consists in the number of His posterity. . . ."(G. Q. Cannon, Gospel Truth, vol. I, p. 116)
God Sexually Begat All Men In A Preexistent, Premortal Estate
"All men .... were born as his children in preexistence (B. R~McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, P. 278)
God Sired Millions Of Spirit Children
... one hundred and five thousand million .. . was the approximate number of the sons and daughters of God in Heaven. . . ." (O. Pratt, The Seer p. 38)
God Sexually Begat Jehovah/Jesus In Preexistence.
". . . God the Father . . . before the world began, begat his (Jesus) spirit. . . his spirit required a heavenly Mother." (O. Pratt, The Seer, p. 158-159) "Christ is the Firstborn, meaning that he was the first Spirit Child born to God the Father in preexistence." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 281)
God Begat, The Devil Through Sexual Relations
'"The devil . . . is a spirit son of God who was born in the morning of preexistence (D & C ,76:25-26)" (B. McConkie,Mormon Doctrine, p. 192)
God Sexually Begat Angels--Good and Bad
"These messengers, agents, angels of the Almighty, are chosen from among his offspring .... All the angels here involved (in Rev. 12:7) were the spirit children of the Father." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 35)
"Devils . . .comprise one-third of those spirit children of the Father. ..."(B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, pp. 195-196)
God Sired The Holy Ghost
"....he (the holy ghost) is one of he sons of out Father and our God.. . ."(H. C~ Kimball, J of D, vol. 5, p. 179)
God Begat Adam Through Sexual Relations
''He [God] created man, as we create our children; for there is no other process of creation in heaven, on the earth, in the earth, or under the earth, or in all the eternities, that is, that were, or that ever will be." (B Young, J of D), vol. 11, p. 122)
"Adam was made . .. as you and I are made, and no person was ever made upon any other other principle." (B. Young, J of D, vol. 3, p. 319)
"...Adams physical body was made. It was born of a mother just as the body of every other every other human. . . ." (W. C, Skousen, The First 2,000 Years, p. 31)
God Sexually Begat Jesus' Physical Body
"In relation to the way which I look upon the works of God and his creatures, I will say that I was naturally begotten; so was my father, and also my Savior Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, he is the First begotten of his father in the flesh, and there was nothing unnatural about it." (H. C. Kimball, J of D, vol. 8, p. 211)
"Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 547)
"There is nothing figurative about his paternity; he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal and natural course of events, for he is the Son of God, and that designation means what it says." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 742)
"And so, in the final analysis it is the faithful saints . . testimony . . . that Mary's son is God's Son; that he was conceived and begotten in the normal way; that he took upon himself mortality by the natural birth processes...." (B, McConkie, The Promised Messiah, p. 473)
Mary Was God's Wife
"The fleshly body of Jesus required a Mother as well as a Father. Therefore, the Father and Mother of Jesus, according to the flesh, must have been associated together in the capacity of Husband and Wife; hence the Virgin Mary must have been, for the time being, the lawful wife of God the Father: we use the term lawful Wife, because it would be blasphemous in the highest degree to say that He overshadowed her or begat the Savior unlawfully. . . He had a lawful right to overshadow the Virgin Mary in the capacity of a husband, and beget a Son, although she was espoused to another..." (0. Pratt, The Seer, p. 158)
"When the virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family (Adam).... Now remember from this time forth, and for ever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost." B Young, Millennial Star," No. 48, vol. XV; J of D, vol. 1, pp. 50-51)
Mary May Bear God's Children In Heaven
". . He [God] had a lawful right to overshadow the Virgin Mary in the capacity of a husband, and beget a Son , . . it may be that . . . He intended after the resurrection to again take her as one of his own wives to raise up immortal spirits (bear his children) in eternity." (0. Pratt, The Seer, p. 158)
May I pause again? Am I proving my point? I don't find these things in my Bible, But I do not desire to prove a point. I desire that you dear reader understand the real nature of Moronism and honestly ask yourself if you would entrust your eternal salvation to such doctrinal foolishness as this.
Jesus Was A Polygamist And Sired Children
". . . the great Messiah who was the founder of the Christian religion, was a Polygamist ... God the Father had a plurality of wives . . . The Son followed the example of his Father . . . both God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ inherit their wives in eternity as well as in time.. . ."(O. Pratt, The Seer, p. 172)
". . . if Jesus begat children, he only "did" that which he had seen his Father do.' "(O. Hyde, J of D, vol. 2, p. 210)
". . . in order to become . . . "The Everlasting Father", it is necessary that He should have one or more wives by whom He could multiply His seed, not for any limited period of t;time, but forever and ever. . . (O. Pratt, The Seer, p. 159)
Purpose Of Mortality Is To Prove Worthiness For Godhood
"Mortality is the testing or proving ground for exaltation to find out who among the children of God are worthy to become Gods themselves, . . ."(J. F. Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 69)
Those Who Achieve Godhood Have Wives And Eternal Sex
". . . if we obtain celestial glory in the fullest sense of the word, then we have wives and children in eternity; we have the power of endless lives [spirit children] granted unto us, the power of propagation that will endure through all eternity . . . and shall I say more? Yes, all becoming gods." (G. Q. Cannon, Gospel Truth, vol. 1, pp. 103-104)
". . . ten virgins . . . are given unto him to multiply and replenish the earth, according to my commandment . .and for their exaltation in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men. . . ."(D & C, 132:63)
"... I shall have wives and children by the million, and glory, and. riches, and power, and dominion, and kingdom after kingdom, and reign triumphantly." (B. Young, J of D, vol. 8, pp. 178-P79)
". . . the power of procreation is promised . . . the Lord promises it unto us . . . the principle of procreation . God possesses it and we as his promised children inherit the power. If we do what is right, He promises to bestow it upon us." (G. &. Cannon, Gospel Truth, vol. 1, pp. 118-119)
Temple Marriage Necessary For Godhood And Eternal Sex
"Our exaltation depends on marriage.... Our Heavenly Father has given us the law of eternal marriage so that we can become Like him. We must live the law of eternal marriage to become as he is -- able to have spirit children." (Gospel Principles, p. 231.)
"Those who enter this holy order of temple marriage . .. can become exalted as gods. Or in other words, they can eternally enjoy the privilege of begetting children." (LDS Study Course Manual, "Achieving a Celestial Marriage," p. 66)
'Procreation within the marriage covenant of man is to be an eternal, creative power." (History of the Church, vol. 5, p. XXXVII)
Polygamy Necessary For Salvation And Godhood
"Go ye, therefore, and do the works of Abraham; enter ye into my law (polygamy) and ye shall be saved." (D & C, 132:32)
'"The only men who become Gods . . . are those who enter into polygamy." (B. Young, J of D, vol. 11, p. 269)
"I bear my solemn testimony that plural marriage is as true as any principle that has been revealed from the heavens. I bear my testimony that it is a necessity, and that the Church of Christ in its fullness never existed without it. Where you have the eternity of marriage you are bound to have plural marriage; bound to and it is one of the marks of the Church of Jesus Christ in its sealing ordinances." (G. Teasdale, J of D, vol. 25, p. 21)
'Those Who Reject Polygamy Are Damned
". . . he that abideth not this law (polygamy) can in no wise enter into my glory, but shall be damned, saith the Lord." (D & C, 132:27)
'"The Lord has said, that those who reject this principle (polygamy) reject their salvation, they shall be damned, saith the Lord . . . they will finally go down to hell and be damned if they do not repent." (0. Pratt, J of D, vol. 17, pp. 224-225)
Polygamy To Be Practiced During Millennium
"... the holy practice (polygamy) will commence again after the Second Coming of the Son of Man and the ushering of the millennium." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p, 578)
Eternal Life Is Based Upon Marriage And The Family Unit
"The great work and glory of the Lord is 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.' The only way this can be done is through marriage and the family. . . ."(J. F. Smith, The Way to Perfection, p. 251)
"If the family unit continues, then by virtue of that fact the members of the family have gained eternal life (exaltation) ... for by definition exaltation [Godhood] consists in the continuation of the family unit in eternity." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 117)
Eternal Life Is Synonymous With Eternal Sex
"What is eternal life? It is to have "continuation of the seeds forever and ever.' " (J. F. Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 2, p. 9)
"They have . . . a continuation of the seeds forever and ever . . . that is, they have spirit children in the resurrection... ."(B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 257)
"Eternal life is life in the presence of the Father and the Son and is the kind of life which they possess." (J. F. Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 2, p. 24)
"Godhood is to . . . live as [God] lives, having eternal increase." (B. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 321)
"... the power of eternal increase. Only those who have this power will truly know the only wise and true God, and Jesus Christ, whom he hath sent.' " (J. F. Smith, Way to Perfection, p, 247)
"They have eternal increase . . . that is, they have spirit children in the resurrection. . . ." (B, McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 257)
Single People Cannot Receive Eternal Life / Sex
"..... the Lord makes it clear that only through the eternal union of man and woman can they achieve eternal life." (S. W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 81)
"If one is going to be . . . where God dwells in all his glory, one will be there as a husband or a wife and not otherwise. Regardless of his virtues, the single person, or the one married for this life only, cannot be exalted." (S. W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 245)
''Some of the functions in the celestial body will not appear in the terrestrial body, neither in the telestial body, and the power of procreation will be removed." (J. F. Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 2, p. 288)
Righteousness Comes Through Concubines And Begetting Children.
"Abraham received concubines, and they bore him children and it was accounted unto him for righteousness...." (D & C, 132:37)
Birth Control Is 'Wickedness And Leads To Damnation
"When a man and a woman are married and they agree, or covenant, to limit their offspring to two or three, and practice devices to accomplish this purpose, they are guilty of iniquity. . . . It is the duty of every righteous man and woman to prepare tabernacles (bodies) for all the spirits they can. . . . I have no hesitancy in saying that I believe that is one of the greatest crimes of the world today, this evil practice. (birth control]." (J. F. Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 2, pp. 87-89)
Clearly, the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints is preoccupied with sex. After reading this pamphlet, never again will you or any other honest truth-seeker need wonder if Mormonism's salvation is by grace or sex. The evidence presented here forever dispels any doubts.
The truth is that marriage is not meant to be an eternal principle; it is meant only for this life. "And Jesus, answering, said unto them, 'Do ye not therefore err because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they, neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels who are in heaven. --- Mark 12:24,25. Neither is it a necessary condition for eternal life. In fact, Jesus says that some men make "themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heavens sake." -- Matt.19;12. The single state is a gift God gives to some people (1 Cor. 7:7), not a demerit affecting ones eternal life. The only eternal marriage in the Bible is the spiritual marriage of all believers to Jesus Christ. "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife (the church) hath made herself ready. " -.Rev. 19:7
True salvation is not based on marriage and sex or anything else, but on the grace and mercy of God. "For it is by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." --Eph. 2:8-9 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us. " -- Titus 3:5
By His grace and mercy and for His purpose and pleasure God saves us that we might glory in Him and never, never in anything or anyone else. God commands, "He that glorifieth, let him glory in the Lord,"--1Cor. 1:31
The Book of Mormon makes the following false statement about the grace of God in salvation, ". . . for we know that it is by grace that; we are saved, after I all we can do." (2 Nephi 25:23) The question Latter- day Saint must face is, "Are you sure you and your Mormon spouse are doing all you can do?" Particularly, are you practicing polygamy and procreating as many children as you possibly can? If not, according to your prophets and apostles, you will "go down to hell and be damned" all the while anticipating that you are working your way up to the highest heaven. Proverb 14:12 warns, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death ."
Men and women are to place their 'faith and hope .. . in God," not in Mormonism's sexual fantasies. Men and women are to look to the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation, not to their marriages and the hope of eternal sex. Acts 16:31 says to simply "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. . . ."
I thank God that He has put His love into my heart for my dear Mormon people and a yearning urgency that they, too, be "redeemed by the blood of the Lamb" as I have been. I do not in any way blame or demean them. lnstead of blaming, I am pleading that people everywhere will understand the pitiable plight of my people. May others also sympathizingly understand as I now do -- all too well and so very, very sadly -- that because of the lusty sensuousness of Mormonism's founders, the imprudent faith of my beloved Mormons, particularly the LDS priesthood, is based on earthly and eternal procreative pleasures and sensual suppositions.
I'm sorry to have to tell you that you do not have a heavenly mother who gave birth to your spiritual body. I well remember how surprised and sad I was when I first realized this. But my grief soon gave way to delight and a fervid longing to know more about the One who is the Maker of all things . . . including me! You too can rejoice to know that Jesus Christ is your Maker. "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. " -- John 1:3 "The LORD . . . stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him." -- Zech. 12:1
I trust this booklet has been a help to you. If I can be of further assistance to help you better understand Mormonism, please feel free to contact me at the address shown on the back cover.
"Granny" went home to the Lord a few years ago. Untill that time she made the following offer to the Mormon people. No one ever made a claim or tried to collect the reward.
To encourage you, my dear Latter-day Saints, to seek proof for yourselves, I pledge to give a $5,000 reward to the first Latter-day Saint who is able to disprove this material on the sexology of Mormonism. In addition, I will give my original (1830) first edition of the Book of Mormon, valued at $7,000, to the first Mormon who can prove that any Mormon doctrine discussed in Mormonism, Mama & Me! has not been taught by Mormon authorities. For complete details, see Mormonism, Mama & Me! (Moody 8th ed.), p.17. Here is the potential for you to receive a $l2,000 reward. Above all this, though, is something more precious and which cannot be bought - eternal life for you.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. " -- John 3:16
Photocopy proof for LDS doctrines discussed in this pamphlet are available in her book, Mormonism, Mama & Me or from easily available sources on the internet.
Thelma "Granny" Geer grew up a 4th generation Mormon, great-granddaughter of Mormon pioneer and polygamist John D. Lee, personal bodyguard to Brigham Young. As a young Mormon, her goal was to marry, and after death become a heavenly queen, eternally sealed to her earthly husband, producing spiritual babies together in a vast mansion.
"Granny" has become well known for her book Mormonism, Mama & Me!, an intensely personal view of her young life, her Mormon heritage, and her conversion to the true Jesus Christ. The book examines several important tenets of the Mormon faith, thoroughly documented by discourses and books by Mormon authorities and Mormonism's Standard Works, and compares them with biblical truth.
"Granny" is also well known for her extensive conference speaking ministry on Mormonism through-out the United States. Her down-home approach has endeared her to thousands who have heard her testimony
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