Iron Rod 021 – Sealing

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Modern Mormon doctrine emphasizes the need for families to be sealed together for eternity through certain temple ordinances beyond baptism. In this episode we explore what the scriptures have to say about sealing and trace the history of the Law of Adoption that has morphed over time to what is practiced today.

Spoiler alert: Once you listen to this podcast you will know why Utah is the world epicenter of pyramid schemes.

Scriptures cited include:
Mosiah 5:15
Alma 34:35
D&C 68:12, 76:52-53, 1:8-9
Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30
2 Corinthians 1:22
2 Nephi 33:15
Helaman 10:4-11

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One comment on “Iron Rod 021 – Sealing

  1. You say in the podcast that there are no scriptures indicating that we must be sealed to a dispensational head to have eternal life. I’m wondering if the scriptures in Sec. 98:16 & 17 have something to do with this idea. The part that says, “seek diligently to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children,” has been used to push the genealogical work in the church and seal families to their ancestors or “fathers.” What if “fathers” in this scripture refers to dispensational heads as seems possible in the next scripture that says, “the hearts of the Jews unto the prophets, and the prophets unto the Jews.”

    Would you say that the welding link mentioned in Sec. 128:18 is only created through baptism and that the welding link is with the patriarchal fathers? And why does that create a welding link? Again, if not a sealing ordinance, then maybe baptism “seals” us in some way to our “fathers” or dispensational heads and is necessary for our eternal life.

    . . . It is sufficient to know, in this case, that the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other—and behold what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. Neither can they nor we be made perfect without those who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times, which dispensation is now beginning to usher in, that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time. And not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times.

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