Terrestrial kingdom


One of three kingdoms, or degrees, of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the moon. According to JS and Sidney Rigdon’s account of a 16 February 1832 vision, those who inherit the terrestrial kingdom are those who “received not the testimony of Jesus in the flesh, but afterwards received it.” They are “honorable men of the earth, who were blinded by the craftiness of men” and who were “not valiant in the testimony of Jesus.” Those receiving this glory “receive of the presence of the Son, but not of the fulness of the Father.” According to the account of the vision, the terrestrial kingdom is a lower degree than the celestial kingdom but a higher degree than the telestial kingdom. See also “” and “.”