Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2009, August 25

“Idolatry and Adultery” by grego

Idolatry and Adultery
(c) 2009

Thinking about how some LDS worship money and putting earthly goods above the worship of God and heavenly goods, led to thinking about idolatry and adultery, and I realized, once again but perhaps clearer than ever before, that they are pretty much the same principle: being faithful to one you have covenanted to be one with/ been sealed to and not letting others take their place (be it worshiping them or what you can get from them/ what they can give you/ pleasure/ fulfilling your needs, wants, and desires).

They are also similar that you are free to end a rightful relationship, but you must suffer the consequences of doing so, depending on what the other can do.

And, if God/ your spouse is unfaithful to you, you are free to break the relationship, and its following plusses and/or minuses, without fault. (Just make sure they really are unfaithful, eh?)

Imagery of Jesus as the bridegroom and his people as the bride, especially alluded to in the Book of Mormon by Isaiah (see 1 Nephi 21, 3 Nephi 22) and also mentioned in the Bible (Jeremiah 3; Hosea 1-3; Ezekiel 16; Leviticus 20:5-6; Numbers 14:9, 33; 2 Chronicles 21:11, 13), makes this relationship between idolatry and adultery clear.

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