Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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with the presence of God the Father; that bodies who are of  the celestial kingdom may possess it forever, and ever; for, for  this intent was it made, and created; and for this intent are  they sanctified.
5 And they who are not sanctified through the law which I  have given unto you; even the law of Christ, must inherit an other kingdom, even that of a terrestrial kingdom, or that of a  telestial kingdom. For he who is not able to abide the law  of a celestial kingdom, cannot abide a celestial glory: and he  who cannot abide the law of a terrestrial kingdom, cannot  abide a terrestrial glory: he who cannot abide the law of a te lestial kingdom, cannot abide a telestial glory: therefore, he is  not meet for a kingdom of glory. Therefore, he must abide a  kingdom which is not a kingdom of glory.
6 And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law  of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth the measure of its creation,  and transgresseth not the law. Wherefore, it shall be sancti fied; yea, notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened  again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened. and  the righteous shall inherit it: for notwithstanding they die,  they also shall rise again a spiritual body: they who are of a ce lestial spirit, shall receive the same body which was a natural  body; even ye shall receive your bodies, and your glory shall be  that glory by which your bodies are quickened. Ye who are  quickened by a portion of the celestial glory, shall then receive  of the same, even a fulness: and they who are quickened by a  portion of the terrestrial glory, shall then receive of the same,  even a fulness: and also, they who are quickened by a portion  of the telestial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a ful ness: and they who remain, shall also be quickened; neverthe less, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that  which they are willing to receive, because they were not wil ling to enjoy that which they might have received.
7 For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon  him, and he receive not the gift? Behold he rejoices not in  that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is  the giver of the gift.
8 And again, verily I say unto you, that which is governed  by law, is also preserved by law, and perfected and sanctified  by the same: that which breaketh a law, and abideth not by  law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to  abide in sin, and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified  by law, neither by mercy, justice, or judgment. Therefore,  they must remain filthy still.
9 All kingdoms have a law given: and there are many king doms; for there is no space in the which there is no king [p. 101]
with the presence of God the Father; that bodies who are of the celestial kingdom may possess it forever, and ever; for, for this intent was it made, and created; and for this intent are they sanctified.
5 And they who are not sanctified through the law which I have given unto you; even the law of Christ, must inherit another kingdom, even that of a terrestrial kingdom, or that of a telestial kingdom. For he who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom, cannot abide a celestial glory: and he who cannot abide the law of a terrestrial kingdom, cannot abide a terrestrial glory: he who cannot abide the law of a telestial kingdom, cannot abide a telestial glory: therefore, he is not meet for a kingdom of glory. Therefore, he must abide a kingdom which is not a kingdom of glory.
6 And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth the measure of its creation, and transgresseth not the law. Wherefore, it shall be sanctified; yea, notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened. and the righteous shall inherit it: for notwithstanding they die, they also shall rise again a spiritual body: they who are of a celestial spirit, shall receive the same body which was a natural body; even ye shall receive your bodies, and your glory shall be that glory by which your bodies are quickened. Ye who are quickened by a portion of the celestial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fulness: and they who are quickened by a portion of the terrestrial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fulness: and also, they who are quickened by a portion of the telestial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fulness: and they who remain, shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that which they might have received.
7 For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.
8 And again, verily I say unto you, that which is governed by law, is also preserved by law, and perfected and sanctified by the same: that which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin, and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law, neither by mercy, justice, or judgment. Therefore, they must remain filthy still.
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