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13 Moses 6:51-53 “And he called upon our father Adam by his own voice, saying: I am God; I made the world, and men before they were in the flesh. And he also said unto him: If thou wilt turn unto me, and hearken unto my voice, and believe, and repent of all thy transgressions, and be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth, which is Jesus Christ, the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men, ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking all things in his name, and whatsoever ye shall ask, it shall be given you. And our father Adam spake unto the Lord, and said: Why is it that men must repent and be baptized in water? And the Lord said unto Adam: Behold I have forgiven thee thy transgression in the Garden of Eden.”

14 Moses 8:23-24 “And it came to pass that Noah continued his preaching unto the people, saying: Hearken, and give heed unto my words; Believe and repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even as our fathers, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, that ye may have all things made manifest; and if ye do not this, the floods will come in upon you; nevertheless they hearkened not.”

15 Abraham 3:9 “And thus there shall be the reckoning of the time of one planet above another, until thou come nigh unto Kolob, which Kolob is after the reckoning of the Lord’s time; which Kolob is set nigh unto the throne of God, to govern all those planets which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.”

16 Apostle Neal Maxwell “We do not know how many inhabited world there are, or where they are. But certainly we are not alone. This is a universe of spiritual order, in which “Kolob is set neigh unto the throne of God, to goven all those planets which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.” Neal Maxwell, A Wonderful Flood of Light (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1990), According to the Pearl of Great Price (Abraham 3:2ff)

17 Joseph Fielding Smith “We are not the only people that the Lord has created. We have brothers and sisters on other earths. They look like us because they too, are the children of God and were created in his image, and they are also his offspring.”

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19 Gospel Standards Baptism – “Salvation will come only to those who repent and have their sins washed away by baptism, and who thereafter show by a godly life that their repentance is genuine.” Heber J. Grant, Gospel Standards, comp. G. Homer Durham (Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1943), 8.

20 Apostle James E. Talmage Heaven and Hell: Articles of Faith, 405, “From a revelation given in 1832 we learn that three great kingdoms or degrees of glory are established, know as the Celestial, the Terrestrial, and the Telestial. Far below the last and least of these, is the state of eternal punishment prepared for the sons of Perdition.”

21 Final States in Mormonism  Outer darkness: located outside the three “kingdoms,” this place of torment is reserved for those who were not given mortal bodies (Satan and his demons) and the extremely wicked, including apostate Mormons.  Telestial kingdom: The lowest level of the three heavens where the wicked of the world will spend eternity.  Terrestrial kingdom: The second level, this is where honorable people will be, including “lukewarm” Mormons.  Celestial kingdom: This kingdom actually consists of three separate levels, with the top level being the place where the Mormon hopes to be exalted.

22 President Spencer W. Kimball “No progression between kingdoms. After a person has been assigned to his place in the kingdom, either in the telestial, terrestrial, or the celestial, or to his exaltation, he will never advance from his assigned glory to another glory. That is eternal! That is why we must make our decisions early in life and why it is imperative that such decisions be right.”

23 1 Corinthians 15:40  (KJV) “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.”  (ESV) “There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.”  (JST) “There are celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial, and bodies telestial ; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another; and the telestial, is another.”

24 1 Corinthians 15:40  (KJV) “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.”  “Celestial/”Heavenly bodies” – “moon, sun, and stars” (v. 41)  “Terrestrial/”Earthly bodies” – “flesh of men, beasts, fishes, and birds” (v. 39)

25 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”

26 First Presidency Member George Q. Cannon “Those who are unfaithful, those who will listen to Satan, who will lend a willing ear to his blandishments and to his allurements, when they go from this state of existence, they go into a condition where they are subject to his power. They will dwell in darkness, and according to their sins their punishment will be. Some will be consigned to “outer darkness,” where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth; and they will remain in that condition until they will be visited by some servant of God to unlock the prison doors to them and to preach to them again the Gospel of salvation, through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ…

27 First Presidency Member George Q. Cannon They will remain in that condition, according to the enormity of their offenses, until punishment will be meted out to them sufficiently to bring them to a condition that they will receive the Gospel of salvation. That Gospel which is taught to us will be taught to them, and they will have an opportunity of obeying it in their damned condition and through repentance will receive salvation.”

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29 Brigham Young “Angels are those beings who have been on an earth like this, and have passed through the same ordeals that we are now passing though…They are persons who lived upon an earth, but did not magnify they Priesthood in that high degree that many others have done who have become Gods, even the songs of God. Human beings that pertain to this world, who do not magnify or are not capable or magnifying their high calling in the Priesthood and receive crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives, will also, when they again receive their bodies, become angels and will receive a glory.”

30 Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

31 Matthew 25:33-34 “And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

32 Matthew 25:41, 46 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

33 Mark 9:43-45 “And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.”

34 John 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

35 Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

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37 The Lord’s Supper

38 Encyclopedia of Mormonism “Partaking of the Sacrament is the central act of worship and covenant renewal and resemble the simple commemorative meal described in the New Testament…All members of the Church, including unbaptized children, are encouraged to take the bread and water as emblems in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.”

39 Lord’s Supper  D&C 20:75 “It is expedient that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in the remembrance of the Lord Jesus.”  Three months later D&C 27:3 “Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine neither strong drink of your enemies”  Water became the substance used in the LDS sacrament service. Apostle James Talmage “Upon this authority [D&C 27:3], the Latter-day Saints administer water in their sacramental service, in preference to wine.”

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41 President Joseph Fielding Smith “SALVATION AND A CUP OF TEA. You cannot neglect little things. “Ah a cup of tea is such a little thing. It is so little; surely it doesn’t amount to much; surely the Lord will forgive me if I drink a cup of tea.” If you drink coffee or tea, or take tobacco, are you letting a cup of tea, or a little tobacco stand in the road and bar you from the celestial kingdom of God, where you might otherwise have received the fullness of glory?”

42 D&C 89 Introduction “Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, February 27, HC 1: As a consequence of the early brethren using tobacco in their meetings, the Prophet was led to ponder upon the matter; consequently he inquired of the Lord concerning it. This revelation, know as the Word or Wisdom, was the result.”

43 D&C 89:7-9 “And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies. And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill. And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.”

44 George Q. Cannon “We are told, and very plainly too, that hot drinks – tea, coffee, chocolate, cocoa and all drinks of this kind are not good for man…We must not permit [our children] to drink liquor, or hot drinks, or hot soups or to use tobacco or other articles that are injurious.”

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46 George Q. Cannon “Every foundation stone that is laid for a temple, and every temple completed according to the order of the Lord has revealed for His holy priesthood, lessens the power of Satan on the earth, and increases the power of God and godliness, moves the heavens in mighty power in our behalf, invokes and calls down upon us the blessings of eternal gods, and those who reside in their presence.”

47  Washing and anointing  Temple garments and new names  Pre-endowment instructions

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49 Seventy Carlos E. Asay “There is, however, another piece of armor worthy of our consideration. It is the special underclothing known as the temple garment, or garment of the holy priesthood…This garment, worn day and night, serves three important purposes: it is a reminder of the sacred covenants made with the Lord in His holy house, a protective covering for the body, and symbol of modesty of dress and living that should characterize the lives of all the humble followers of Christ…The piece of armor called the temple garment not only provides the comfort and warmth of a cloth covering, it also strengthens the wearer to resist temptation, fend off evil influences, and stand firmly for the right.”

50  Washing and anointing  Temple garments and new names  Pre-endowment instructions  Baptism for the dead

51 President Joseph Fielding Smith “But greater than all this, so far as our individual responsibilities are concerned, the greatest is to become saviors, in our lesser degree which is assigned to us, for the dead who have died without a knowledge of the Gospel. Joseph Smith said: “The greatest responsibility of seeing that our dead receive the blessings of the Gospel. Said Joseph Smith: “Those saints who neglect it, in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation.”

52 Ensign “Just as Jesus performed a labor for us that we could not perform for ourselves, so can we perform the ordinance of baptism for those who have died, allowing them the opportunity to become heirs of salvation.”

53 1 Corinthians 15:29 “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?”

54 2 Corinthians 6:2 “For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

55 Acts 2:40 “And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”

56 Hebrews 9:27 “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment”

57 Luke 16:26 “And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.”

58 Ezekiel 18:20 “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”

59 2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

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61 Baptism for the dead  The “gnostic” groups Cerinthians and Marcionites practiced this  Paul could be making an argument from the opponents point of view. “what shall they do which are baptized for the dead”  Some interpret the phrase “for the dead” as reflecting an expression which emphasizes the motive for the baptism, i.e., being baptized, in some sense, on account of the dead.

62 Baptism for the dead  Some interpret Paul to be saying: If there is to be no resurrection, as some of you allege (v. 12), why do you continue to practice baptism, thus following the example of those saints (now dead), who were baptized in order to become Christians?  Baptized for the “old man of sin” (Rom. 6:6)  Must remain consistent with other clear passages.

63  Washing and anointing  Temple garments and new names  Pre-endowment instructions  Baptism for the dead  Marriage for Time and Eternity

64 Joseph Smith “Except a man and his wife enter into an everlasting covenant and be married for eternity, while in this probation, by the power and authority of the Holy Priesthood, they will cease to increase when they die; that is, they will not have any children after the resurrection. But those who are married by the power and authority of the priesthood in this life, and continue without committing the sin against the Holy Ghost, will continue to increase and have children in the celestial glory.”

65 Brigham Young “And I would say, as no man can be perfect without the woman, so no woman can be perfect without a man to lead her, I tell you the truth as it is in the bosom of eternity; and I say so to every man upon the face of the earth; if he wishes to be saved he cannot be saved without a woman by his side.” Times and Seasons 6 (1 July 1845): 955

66 Mark 12:23-25 “In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.” Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

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68 President Joseph Fielding Smith “I would not ant you to believe that we bear any animosity toward the Negro. “Darkies” are wonderful people, and they have their place in our church.”

69 2 Nephi 5:21-23, “And he [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord god did cause a skin of blackness to come upon the,. And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities. And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.”

70 Prior to Nephi 30:6, “…their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people.” 1981 revision of 2 Nephi 30:6 changes “white” to “pure.” (spiritual issue??) 3 Nephi 2:15 “And their [the Lamanites] curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites.”

71 Brigham Young “You may inquire of the intelligent of the world whether they can tell why the aborigines of this country are dark, loathsome, ignorant, and sunken into the depths of degradation…When the Lord has a people, he makes covenants with them and gives unto them promises: then, if they transgress his law, change his ordinances, and break the covenants he has made with them, he will put a mark upon them, as in the case of the Lamanites and other portions of the house of Israel; but by-and-by they will become a white and delightsome people.”

72 President Joseph Fielding Smith “There is a reason why one man is born black and with other disadvantages, while another is born white with great advantages The reason that we once had an estate before we came here, and were obedient, more or less, to the laws that were given us there. Those who were faithful in all things there received greater blessings here, and those who were not faithful received less.”

73 Elder George F. Richards “The Negro is an unfortunate man. He has been given a black skin. But that is as nothing compared with that greater handicap that he is not permitted to receive the Priesthood and the ordinances of the temple, necessary to prepare men and women to enter into and enjoy a fullness of glory in the celestial kingdom.”

74 Brigham Young “When all the other children of Adam have had the privilege of receiving the Priesthood, and of coming into the kingdom of God, and of being redeemed from the four quarters of the earth, and have received their resurrection from the dead, then it will ne time enough to remove the curse from Cain and his posterity.”

75 On June 8, 1978, President Spencer Kimball “Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God’s eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood…He has heard our prayers, and by revelation has confirmed that the long-promised day has come when every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood.”

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77 Jacob 2:27 “Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none”

78 Jacob 2:30 “For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.”

79 Introduction to D&C 132, “Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded July 12, 1843, relating to the new and everlasting covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant and the principle of plural marriage.”

80 D&C 132:52. 54, “And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, receive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God.” “And I command mine handmaid, Emma Smith, to abide and cleave unto my servant Joseph, and to none else. But if she will not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord; for I am the Lord thy God, and will destroy her if she abide not in my law.”

81 D&C 109:4 in the Liverpool, England 1966 edition “Inasmuch as this Church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication and polygamy: we declare that we believe that one man should have one wife: and one woman but one husband, except in case of death, when either is at liberty to marry again.”

82 Brigham Young “The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy.” Brigham Young in Watt, ed., Journal of Discourses, 11:269.

83 US Anti-bigamy Act on July 1, 1862 “Made the “cohabiting” with more than one woman a crime, punishable by a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars, and by imprisonment not to exceed six months This law also rendered persons who were living in polygamy, or who believed it its rightfulness, incompetent to act as grand or petit jurors; and also disqualified all polygamist for voting or holding office.”

84 Official Declaration 1 “The Bible and the Book of Mormon teach that monogamy is God’s standard for marriage unless He declares otherwise (see 2 Samuel 12:7–8 and Jacob 2:27, 30). Following a revelation to Joseph Smith, the practice of plural marriage was instituted among Church members in the early 1840s (see section 132). From the 1860s to the 1880s, the United States government passed laws to make this religious practice illegal. These laws were eventually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. After receiving revelation, President Wilford Woodruff issued the following Manifesto, which was accepted by the Church as authoritative and binding on October 6, This led to the end of the practice of plural marriage in the Church.”

85 President Gordon B. Hinckley “This Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church.... If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.”

86 Scriptures of Revelation  Jude 3 “faith once delivered to the saints”  1 Cor. 13:8-10 “tongues…prophesies…cease…perfect come”  James 1:25 “perfect law of liberty”  2 Tim. 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God”  1 Cor. 4:6 “not to go beyond what is written”  Mark 16:20 “confirmed message by accompanying signs”  Gal. 1:6-9 “angel from heaven preach any other gospel…let him be accursed”

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