Sunday, October 3, 2010

Those Who Enter the Celestial Kingdom (D&C 76:50 - 70)

The following revelation was given to Joseph Smith on February 16, 1832. It concerns the status of those living in the celestial, terrestrial and telestial kingdoms. These are they who will have the opportunity to live in the celestial kingdom:

And again we bear record - for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ concerning them who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just -

They are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name and were baptized after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name, and this according to the commandment which he has given -

That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, which the Father sheds forth upon all those who are just and true.......

............ These shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever...........

.......... These are they whose names are written in heaven, where God and Christ are the judge of all.

These are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his blood.

These are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God, the highest of all, whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical.

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