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Nine Moons » Blog Archive : Quirks During the Millenium » Quirks During the Millenium

Quirks During the Millenium

Don - January 19, 2007

I was reading “Jesus the Christ” and Talmage was discussing that there are no marriages performed in heaven. That got me thinking about the Millenium.

It seems to me that there will be a lot of quirky situations going on during the Millenium. Here’s one: The Millenium starts today, my son is not married, he meets a girl who is resurrected. She received her endowment before her untimely death, but didn’t have a chance to be married.

The two date for awhile, you know going to the singles ward parties, watching G rated videos, but not going to the temple, because she can’t do temple work. (Temple work is done by “living” people, not resurrected beings.) They finally decide to get married.

They go to the temple, my son has his fiancee sit in the waiting room. He goes into the temple, finds a temple working to act as proxy. The two go into the sealing room, are sealed, he comes back out and greets his new wife with a kiss and tells her how wonderful / spiritual the sealing was. Oh, and they live happily ever after.

That seems a bit odd to me. There must be lots of other situations that will be that odd during the Millenium too.

12 Comments »

  1. You have written the core of a wonderful satire, Don. Was that your intention?

    Comment by Last Lemming — January 19, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

  2. It is true that there will be no marriages given in heaven. However, the millennium is not heaven yet! I guess there is also some misunderstanding that resurrected/ quickened beings cannot perform ordinances for themselves. This truly makes one wonder. Take for instance little children who die before becoming accountable. They are not baptized by proxy- to do so would admit them to be thus guilty of sin. And yet they are resurrected and will probably after that be baptized as it is a requirement for heaven! I see no problem with resurrected beings being sealed to each other during the millennium and that work being done by themselves and not by proxy.

    Comment by Rob Osborn — January 19, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

  3. Rob,

    If resurrected beings can do their own ordinances then we are wasting an amazing amount of time doing them right now.

    Comment by a random John — January 19, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

  4. Rob, you defy Joseph the Seer:

    When the House is done, Baptism font erected and finished & the worthy are washed, anointed, endowed & ordained kings & priests, which must be done in this life, when the place is prepared you must go through all the ordinances of the house of the Lord so that you who have any dead friends must go through all the ordinances for them the same as for yourselves;

    Judgment occurs at the resurrection (i.e., assignment to a kingdom D&C 88). There are many who assert that ordinances are required for certain kingdoms. Consequently, no resurrection until the ordinances.

    Comment by J. Stapley — January 19, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

  5. God will reign over all his people during the millennium. All of his people will of been resurrected by the start of the millennium or shortly after. Now certainly we will not be able to do all their work before they are resurrected, will we?

    We are only resurrected with the glory upon which we are quickened with. Beacause the earth will be terrestrial glory upon Christ’s arrival, all will be resurrected with terrestrial glory. That is according to the scriptures.

    Eternal Judgment occurs after the millennium and not before that. There is still much we have to learn and do before judgement, this will take the millennium to perfect.

    Comment by Rob Osborn — January 19, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

  6. J., I agree with you, judgement does take place at the Resurrection, to Kingdom – but does that go as far as to determine where in that Kingdom. With my example, the girl had her endowment – so Celestial already, but without marriage not the top of the Celestial – thus my son comes along and “saves” her. It still makes my son’s marriage the way I pointed out and a bit quirky

    Comment by Don Clifton — January 19, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

  7. Rob, everyone alive when the Millenium starts will continue to live to be 100 then will be changed – “twinkled”. They will have mortal children who will live to be 100 and so forth. There will be plenty of mortals around to do the temple work.

    Comment by Don Clifton — January 19, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

  8. Don,

    A fun piece, but I think you presume to much regarding the whys, wherefores, and whens of the resurrection.

    Comment by Jack — January 19, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

  9. I disagree that we are judged into our kingdom at resurrection. For almost all, this happens before, at, or shortly after the millennium starts. The problem with this belief is that the Celestial kingdom is still a thousand years off and that there will be another judgment for “all men” at that point.

    Comment by Rob Osborn — January 19, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  10. Oh, please, people! Does everything have to be so serious?

    Don–Thank you for my laugh this morning. Who knows what the Millenium will be like–I find this scenario somewhat truthful, maybe a little stretching (because, honestly, do we REALLY know?), but VERY FUN.

    Thanks. :)

    Comment by Cheryl — January 20, 2007 @ 8:55 am

  11. Amen to Cheryl!

    Comment by Jon in Austin — January 20, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

  12. I sure would LOVE to know who this girl is. Can anyone tell me?

    Comment by Bret — January 21, 2007 @ 2:50 am

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