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Gramps,

I have read and heard from a couple of people that when God created us spiritually we were created with another spirit of the opposite sex. So for example when God created me (me being a male) he created a female.  The scripture they use is that one that basically Says “Neither is the woman without the man nor the man without the woman.”  Curiosity is just upon me.  Thanks!

Jinjoz

 

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Jinjoz,

A wonderful aspect of our faith and religion is that we believe in allowing all humankind to worship how, where, or what they may and according to the dictates of their own conscience; however, in relation to our article of faith, I do not know of any official declaration that specifies this teaching/principle to be true.

The specific scripture shared we know to be true, “Neither is the woman without the man nor the man without the woman.” Their personal interpretation may be accurate, or it may not be accurate. This is something these individuals feel to be true — according to the dictates of their own conscience.

This scripture however doesn’t denotatively declare that we were created with any spirit of the opposite sex. We do have doctrinal statements that our spirits, the intelligence of our spirits is neither created nor formed, or as the scripture specifies, “Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be.” In relation to this verse and their interpretation the question enters into my mind, “How are two spirits of the opposite sex created at the same time if our intelligence was neither created or made”?

In light of this scripture, I am not so sure that our spirits were created with a spirit of the opposite sex, because we were “in the beginning with God.” This personal interpretation of scripture may also lead some honest members to accept the idea of a soul mate, which is a little concerning (at least to me). At this point, due to the lack of any official declaration from any of our prophets, I would consider the thought an interesting interpretation of this scripture, but not one I personally would agree with.

Gramps

 

 

 

 

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