Article Categories. Thank you! Make a Donation Now. Smith, The object of our earthly existence is that we may have a fulness of joy, and that we may become the sons and daughters of God, in the fullest sense of the word, being heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ [see Romans —17], to be kings and priests unto God, to inherit glory, dominion, exaltation, thrones and every power and attribute developed and possessed by our Heavenly Father. In his sermon known as the King Follett Discourse, Joseph Smith declared: Here, then is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith , p.
President Brigham Young stated: The Lord created you and me for the purpose of becoming Gods like Himself … The Lord has organized mankind for the express purpose of increasing in that intelligence and truth, which is with God, until he is capable of creating worlds on worlds, and becoming Gods, even the sons of God Journal of Discourses Dieter F.
Uchtdorf, a member of the First Presidency, declared at a general conference, While against the backdrop of infinite creation, we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. Seventy Allan F. Packer provided more information: Qualifying for exaltation is like entering another country.
Quoting Joseph Fielding Smith, another church manual reports, In order to fulfill the purposes of our Eternal Father, there must be a union, husbands and wives receiving the blessings that are promised to those who are faithful and true that will exalt them to Godhood. The fruit of exaltation is attaining godhood, as the church manual Gospel Principles puts it: These are some of the blessings given to exalted people: 1. What will the gods be doing all day long?
Eyring, a member of the First Presidency, stated, Our conviction is that God, our Heavenly Father, wants us to live the life that He does. A church manual declares, Mortal persons who overcome all things and gain an ultimate exaltation will live eternally in the family unit and have spirit children, thus becoming Eternal Fathers and Eternal Mothers. Kimball wrote, Each one of you has it within the realm of his possibility to develop a kingdom over which you will preside as its king and god. Citing Spencer W. Kimball, Apostle L.
Tom Perry said, Peter and John had little secular learning, being termed ignorant. Share this. Share on twitter. Share on facebook. Share on email. Check out these related articles Can families be together forever in the terrestrial and telestial kingdoms? Crash Course Mormonism: Kingdoms of Glory. Crash Course Mormonism: Obedience. Start Here. Struggling with your Mormonism?
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For eternity. What, resurrected Saints have children? Yes, the same as our God , who is the Father of our spirits; so you, if you are faithful to the end, will become fathers to your sons and daughters, who will be as innumerable as the sands upon the sea shore; they will be your children, and you will be their heavenly fathers, the same as our heavenly Father is Father to us , and they will belong to your kingdoms through all the vast ages of eternity, the same as we will belong to our father's kingdom.
Logically and naturally, the ultimate desire of a loving Supreme Being is to help his children enjoy all that he enjoys. Such a state is to be enjoyed by all exalted, embodied, intelligent beings see Deification; Eternal Progression; Exaltation; God; Perfection.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that all resurrected and perfected mortals become gods cf. They will dwell again with God the Father, and live and act like him in endless worlds of happiness, power, love, glory, and knowledge; above all, they will have the power of procreating endless lives.
Latter-day Saints believe that Jesus Christ attained godhood see Christology and that he marked the path and led the way for others likewise to become exalted divine beings by following him cf. John Of those who enter the Lord's order of matrimony and who keep their covenants Following are the words of the Prophet:. Except a man and his wife enter into an everlasting covenant and be married for eternity, 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.
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The Prophet Joseph Smith explained that this continuation of "the seeds" forever and ever, meant the power of procreation ; in other words, the power to beget spirit children on the same principle as we were born to our Heavenly Parents, God the Eternal Father and our Eternal Mother. Therefore, a man cannot receive the highest exaltation without a woman, his wife, nor can a woman be exalted without her husband.
That is the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the plan of salvation.
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Journal of Discourses , Vol. When the servants of God and their wives go to heaven there is an eternal union, and they will multiply and replenish the world to which they are going. Cannon, October 31, Every man and every woman who prays unto the Father, who is in the habit of doing so, expresses that desire in his or her prayer--that we may be counted worthy to receive celestial glory and exaltation in the presence of God and the Lamb.
It is unthinkable that the consistent prohibition of polytheism and idolatry throughout the Bible would or could give way to the completely contrary notion that, as a matter of fact, many gods do exist, and that these gods are merely exalted humans who now rule over their own worlds even as God and Christ rule over theirs.
It is likewise outlandish—and contradictory—that humans would be required to worship God and Christ—while being banned from worshipping these other gods. The same may be said of historic Christianity. Archer, Gleason L. Boles, H. Bullinger, E. Harris, R. Laird, Gleason Archer, Jr. Keil, C.
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