Brigham Young; Oct. 8, 1861; Original in LDS Church Archives; “I wish to say to my young sisters, if you can go into the hands of a man, that will lead you into the kingdom of heaven, and exalt you there to become an eve – a queen of heaven – the wife of a god; and you can remain with that man whom your soul delights, and you take to him your virginity, you have obtained a treasure that millions of worlds like this could not buy from you, for there is your glory to all eternity. Trifle with this matter, and you will reap sorrow and sore affliction.”
John 3:16; “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
If you’re a female Mormon I want you to hear this – God doesn’t want your virginity. Your salvation and your virginity have nothing to do with each other.
God looks at the heart of man (and women) to determine someone’s “worthiness”. In reality, no one is worthy to come unto God and be saved, for all sinned and fall short! Romans 3:23.
The only reason any of us are found righteous enough is because of what it says in John 3:16. God’s love. His love is what will save you. God’s love is what will cleanse you. God’s love carries you through the overwhelming rivers that can drown you – Isaiah 43:1-4. God’s love.
Read John 3:16 again and replace the word “world” with your name. He did this specifically for you. It wasn’t just for your kids or spouse or neighbor or the nice family down the street. It’s personal – He did it for you. True story!