Read Matthew 22:30. The entire verse when read in proper context indicates that marriage will not last into heaven, any Mormon twisting of this passage could not suffice and wouldn’t even make sense based on the context of the verse; if you try to argue that they [the woman and her several husbands] were not “eternally sealed”, that fails because,
- Such a concept did not exist at the time, nor has it ever existed in Christian history, and I certainty can’t find any place where Jesus teaches the concept. Being “sealed” is entirely a Mormon invention.
- Why couldn’t Jesus have just introduced or began teaching about the doctrine of “sealing” right there in this passage? No, instead he answers that there will be no marriage in the resurrection.
Now, I encourage you to read 1 Corinthians 7. In 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, Paul tells widows and unmarried that it is better to remain so, even as he is. In fact, Paul seems to indicate in this passage that being unmarried is better than being married, but for those who cannot exercise proper “self control” that they should marry, because as he says, “it is better to marry than to burn with passion”, probably hoping to keep many out of adultery/lust; in fact, going back to verse 2 confirms that is Paul’s reasoning in order to keep people from sexual immorality.
Reading further down in 1 Corinthians 7, we see Paul speak of living as you are called and then of the benefits of remaining single, even telling the unmarried in verse 27 to “not seek a wife.” Though he does not say marriage is sinful, and even gives some precepts to the married. Interestingly in verse 29 Paul says, “But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none”", It’s possible St. Paul may have believed the Lord would return in his time, or shortly after, and he is clearly hinting at the dissolution of marriage here, which is further supported by the next verses 30-31. In verse 32, Paul tells us that he who is married cares for the things of the Lord, while in verse 33 he says that the married care for things of this world [their wife].
Now let me ask you this, is St. Paul not going to make it to the highest degree of glory because he remained unmarried and encouraged others to also remain unmarried? Because it seems to me that according to Mormon belief, St. Paul cannot be exalted, and thus he didn’t complete the fullness of salvation. Why would Paul not want to reach full exaltation, and why would he encourage others not to reach full exaltation as well?