D&C 132

The CES Letter author is entitled to his opinion but he seems to miss the point unless he thinks that eternal families and exaltation are "bizarre."

  • D&C 132 speaks of authority to seal children to parents forever.
  • D&C 132 speaks of sealing husbands and wives together forever.
  • D&C 132 describes how worthy monogamous couples can inherit “thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths.”
  • D&C 132 speaks of worthy monogamous couples gaining exaltation in the celestial kingdom.
  • D&C 132 teaches that “strait is the gate, and narrow the way that leadeth unto the exaltation.”
  • D&C 132 also teaches about plurality of wives and how some will need to practice it in the next life.
  • D&C 132 teaches that polyandry is adultery (vv. 41-42, 61-63).
  • D&C 132 gives specific instructions to Joseph and Emma for them at that time in their lives.

Additional Resources:

Mercy Thompson and the Revelation on Marriage by Jed Woodworth

Section 132—Marriage: An Eternal Covenant

“The Authorship of the Manuscript of Doctrine and Covenant Section 132,” by Danel W. Bachman

Gospel Doctrine.com Section 132

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 1: Introduction.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 2: Manuscripts.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 3: The Public Revelation.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 4: Setting the Textual Stage.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 5: Ancient Roots and a Death Penalty?

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 6: Keys and the Refinement of Things.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 7: Errors, Unconditional Sealing, and Breaking the Bonds.

New Light on an Old Hypothesis: The Ohio Origins of the Revelation on Eternal Marriage.” Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978): 19-32, by Danel Bachman

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 8: The Origin and Power of Polygamy. With an Adulterous Addendum!

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 9: Emma’s Dilemma.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 10: Ten Virgins. The Mechanics of Plurality (and Sex on Earth, and in Heaven). And Another Addendum: Excommunication.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 11: Escape Clause.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 12: Canon.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 13: Speculative Revelation.

The Doctrine and Covenants. Section 132. Part 14. Polygamy: Epilogue–Polygamy Today

Ask the Apologist: Contradiction between Jacob and DC 132