SL10162: Whose Wife Will She Be? Marriage, Embodiment, and Salvation

The relationship between faith and works provides the framework for much theological reflection on the Christian doctrine of salvation. Although Mormon writers address salvation from this perspective, they usually do so in dialogue with the larger Christian community. Within contemporary Mormonism, discourse about salvation tends to focus on teachings about eternal marriage and the eternal family. A Mormon is more likely to ask “Will I reach the celestial kingdom?” than “Am I saved?” Can the Mormon view of eternal marriage be harmonized with scriptural texts on salvation? Is temple marriage required for exaltation in the celestial kingdom?