Scripture-Study List: Marriage

Christ gave Peter, the chief apostle, the power to bind in heaven that which is bound on earth. Mormons believe this applies to marital and familial bonds; just as a family is bound together on earth, so to can one with Peter’s same authority bind families together in heaven.

Matthew 16:18-19:

  • And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
  • 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.

God commanded Adam and Eve to marry and reproduce.

Genesis 1:28:

  • And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

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