Sunday, December 07, 2008

Scriptural References to the Family Proclamation

Here are some scriptural references to "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" that I have gathered in study of the document. This is in no way comprehensive considering the possible inclusions and interpretations. I have tried to find the most relevant passages and avoid repetitions. The full text can be found by clicking on the post title.

. . . The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . . .
Article of Faith (AofF) 6, Eph. 2:19-22

. . . marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God . . .
Mark 10:6-9

. . . image of God.
Gen. 1:27

. . . each has a divine nature and destiny.
Romans 8:15-17

. . . heir of eternal life.
Abraham 3:24-26

. . . families to be united eternally.
Malachi 4:5-6, Doc.& Cov. 110:16; 128:9-11; 132:19

. . . replenish the Earth remains in force.
Gen. 1:28, 1 Nephi 17:36

. . . lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
Ex. 20:14, Heb. 13:4, Doc & Cov. 132:18-19

We affirm the sanctity of life . . . in God's eternal plan.
Ex. 20:13, Doc.&Cov. 42:18, Matt. 5:21-24

Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness . . .
Duet. 4:9-10, Doc.&Cov. 83:4-5, Prov. 22:6, 1 Tim. 5:8

. . . mothers and fathers - will be held accountable . . .
Mark 10:13-16, Doc.&Cov. 68:25-28

Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan.
Gen. 2:24-25, Matt. 19:4-6, Doc.&Cov. 49:15-17; 130:1-2

Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved . . .
Psalms 127:3-5, 2 Nephi 2:22-25; 25:26

Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on the principles of faith, prayer . . .
Gal. 5:22-23, AofF 4, 13

. . . fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners.
Gen. 3:16-20, Prov. 29:15, Col. 3:21, Alma 56:47-48, 1 Tim. 3:4-5, 1 Peter 3:7, Eph. 5:22-33

Extended families should lend support . . .
John 19: 26-27, Doc.&Cov. 75:24

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity . . .
Jacob 2:28-29, Matt. 18:6,10

. . . disintegration of the family will bring . . . calamities foretold . . .
Doc.&Cov. 1:12-18, 2 Tim. 3:1-9

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere . . .
1 Tim 2:1-2, Doc.&Cov. 98:9-10; 134:1

. . . strengthen the family as the fundimental unit of society.
Abraham 1:2-3, Acts 17:28-29


If anyone has other scriptures that clarify and support the proclamation, of course add to the comments. This is the most important revelation since the granting of the Priesthood to all worthy males. It might even be of a class worthy of comparison to Joseph F. Smith's Doc.&Cov. 138 of Christ's visit to the spirits of the dead.

2 comments:

Tim Malone said...

What a great list! Thanks for compiling these scriptural references. I wonder how many talks have been given in General Conference over the years that reference the Family Proclamation. One of my favorites is Elder Ballad's ten-year anniversary talk. I'll bet there are dozen's more.

C.J. Stutz said...

I really enjoyed this list!

I actually wrote a series of entries on my blog ("Does Eternity Matter?") about marriage, celestial marriage in particular, and I wish I'd found this list beforehand!