Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ry as the moon differs from the sun: these are  they who are not valiant in the testimony of  Jesus: wherefore they obtained not the crown  over the kingdom of our God. And now this  is the end of the vision which we saw of the  terrestrial, that the Lord commanded us to  write while we were yet in the Spirit.
7 And again, we saw the glory of the teles tial, which glory is that of the lesser, even as  the glory of the stars differ from that of the glo ry of the moon in the firmament; these are  they who received not the gospel of Christ,  neither the testimony of Jesus: these are they  who deny not the Holy Spirit: these are they  who are thrust down to hell: these are they  who shall not be redeemed from the devil, un til the last resurrection, until the Lord, even  Christ the Lamb, shall have finished his work:  these are they who receive not of his fulness  in the eternal world, but of the Holy Spirit  through the ministration of the terrestrial; and  the terrestrial through the ministration of the  celestial; and also the telestial receive it of the  administering of angels, who are appointed to  minister for them, or who are appointed to be  ministering spirits for them, for they shall be  heirs of salvation. And thus we saw in the  heavenly vision, the glory of the telestial which  surpasses all understanding; and no man  knows it except him to whom God has reveal ed it. And thus we saw the glory of the ter restrial, which excels in all things the glory of  the telestial, even in glory, and in power, and  and in might, and in dominion. And thus we  saw the glory of the celestial, which excels in [p. 356]
ry as the moon differs from the sun: these are they who are not valiant in the testimony of Jesus: wherefore they obtained not the crown over the kingdom of our God. And now this is the end of the vision which we saw of the terrestrial, that the Lord commanded us to write while we were yet in the Spirit.
7 And again, we saw the glory of the telestial, which glory is that of the lesser, even as the glory of the stars differ from that of the glory of the moon in the firmament; these are they who received not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus: these are they who deny not the Holy Spirit: these are they who are thrust down to hell: these are they who shall not be redeemed from the devil, until the last resurrection, until the Lord, even Christ the Lamb, shall have finished his work: these are they who receive not of his fulness in the eternal world, but of the Holy Spirit through the ministration of the terrestrial; and the terrestrial through the ministration of the celestial; and also the telestial receive it of the administering of angels, who are appointed to minister for them, or who are appointed to be ministering spirits for them, for they shall be heirs of salvation. And thus we saw in the heavenly vision, the glory of the telestial which surpasses all understanding; and no man knows it except him to whom God has revealed it. And thus we saw the glory of the terrestrial, which excels in all things the glory of the telestial, even in glory, and in power, and and in might, and in dominion. And thus we saw the glory of the celestial, which excels in [p. 356]
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