All of this is emphatically rejected by Islam, which views these teachings as polytheistic, and contrary to the doctrines of the Qur'an and Islam's prophet, Muhammad.Both Islam and Mormonism believe that the Christian religion as originally established by Jesus was a true religion, but that Christianity subsequently became deformed to the point that it was beyond simple reformation.For some time I have wanted to speak directly to the great body of single adult brethren of the Church. Many of you are giving outstanding service in your wards and stakes.To you single adult brethren, I want you to know of my great love for each of you.They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.” “In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor.” “Simple and more frequent dates allow both men and women to ‘shop around’ in a way that allows extensive evaluation of the prospects.The old-fashioned date was a wonderful way to get acquainted with a member of the opposite sex. It allowed you to see how you treat others and how you are treated in a one-on-one situation. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” “The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose. “It is for this reason that the Church counsels against early dating. It is designed to help you, and it will do so if you will observe it.Jesus Christ, under direction of God the Father, was the creator of the earth and all things in it (John 1:1-3). "Subduing the Earth." In Nibley on the Timely and the Timeless, ed.
Below you will find additional insights from prophets and apostles about whom, why, when, and how you should date. have an important responsibility in choosing not only whom you will date but also whom you will marry. Hinckley admonished: ‘Your chances for a happy and lasting marriage will be far greater if you will date those who are active and faithful in the Church.’” (“Four B’s for Boys,” “While you should be friendly with all people, select with great care those whom you wish to have close to you.
They also believe that this earth eventually will become a celestial, glorified world.
Latter-day Saints believe that God created this earth to provide his children, the human race, with the opportunity to receive physical bodies and to hear and accept his gospel that they might be prepared for life with him on a celestialized earth hereafter.
It is good for young men and young women to learn to know and to appreciate one another. “It is better, my friends, to date a variety of companions until you are ready to marry. Because sexual intimacy is so sacred, the Lord requires self-control and purity before marriage, as well as full fidelity after marriage.
It is good for you to go to games and dances and picnics, to do all of the young things. Have a wonderful time, but stay away from familiarity. It may not be easy, but it is possible.” “Be careful to go to places where there is a good environment, where you won’t be faced with temptation. In dating, treat your date with respect, and expect your date to show that same respect for you.” “Kissing has …
One LDS scholar observed, "The Latter-day Saints are the only Bible-oriented people who have always been taught that things were happening long, long before Adam appeared on the scene" (Cwhn ).