120 years ago today - Aug 11, 1893

[Wilford Woodruff to William H. Evans, Aug. 11, 1893] [I see] that your father died without having heard the gospel, and that your mother, in 1872, was sealed to him; and that in 1889, desiring the ordinance of adoption attended to, she wanted to be sealed over again, and that Pres[iden]t [Daniel H.] Wells said it could not be done, and advised that your mother be sealed to some good man, and her children adopted to him, etc. In regard to this I would say that I take it for granted that you fully appreciate the risk which a woman runs in being sealed to a man, who is dead, who had not received the gospel; and appreciating this I feel to allow your mother her own choice in the matter, but I see no reason whatever for a repetition of the sealing ordinance. In the event, however, of her allowing the sealing to remain uncancelled and you being adopted to your father I would advise that you, immediately after the adoption, have your father adopted to some good faithful man, dead or alive.

[Source: Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]


  1. Sealings of families for eternity is a demonic delusion of the willfully blind - just as the mega-million dollar fairy palaces they occur in - you know - the ones with the $100,000 chandeliers. This is "rob[bing] the poor" per 2nd Nephi 28:13 in the Book of Mormon.

  2. There will be only one family in the new heaven and the new earth in eternity - the family of God the Eternal Father [JEHOVAH], with His eternal sons and His eternal daughters - eternal brothers and eternal sisters. There will be no aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandparents, and grandchildren in the new heaven and the new earth. We will all have new names in this beautiful & glorious place - even Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God and our Blessed Savior and Redeemer will have a new name per Rev.3:12.


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