Most of us hope to make the Celestial Kingdom. What does that really mean?
We have almost 200 years’ worth of cultural and traditional teachings floating around about life after resurrection. Some of it is more like fan fiction.
The following verses help you understand the true doctrine about the Celestial Kingdom and our eternal destiny.
The Poor and the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth (What does that mean?)
15 And the spirit and the body are the soul of man.
16 And the resurrection from the dead is the redemption of the soul.
17 And the redemption of the soul is through him that quickeneth all things, in whose bosom it is decreed that the poor and the meek of the earth shall inherit it. [after ressurection]👈 (Doctrine and Covenants 88:15-17)
How Long Are We in the Celestial Kingdom?
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18 Therefore, it must needs be sanctified from all unrighteousness, that it may be prepared for the celestial glory;
19 For after it hath filled the measure of its creation, it shall be crowned with glory, even with the presence of God the Father;
20 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 [you] sanctified. (Doctrine and Covenants 88:18-20)
Who Inherits This Celestial Kingdom?
25 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—
26 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.👈 (Doctrine and Covenants 88: 25-26)
What Will the Celestial Kingdom Look Like?
6 The angels do not reside on a planet like this earth;
7 But they reside in the presence of God, on a globe like a sea of glass and fire, where all things for their glory are manifest, past, present, and future, and are continually before the Lord.
8 The place where God resides is a great Urim and Thummim.
9 This earth, in its sanctified and immortal state, will be made like unto crystal and will be a Urim and Thummim to the inhabitants who dwell thereon, whereby all things pertaining to an inferior kingdom, or all kingdoms of a lower order, will be manifest to those who dwell on it; and 👉this earth will be Christ’s.👈
Note who also inherits 👆👆 the Celestial Kingdom.
10 Then the white stone mentioned in Revelation 2:17, will become a Urim and Thummim to each individual who receives one, whereby things pertaining to a higher order of kingdoms will be made known;
11 And a white stone is given to each of those who come into the celestial kingdom, whereon is a new name written, which no man knoweth save he that receiveth it. The new name is the key word. (Doctrine and Covenants 130:6-11)
As a side note. Think about Joseph Smith and his seer stone. Is that such a wild or new idea?
Over the years, I have found the scriptures are the most authoritative reference we have when it comes to doctrine. I’ve also discovered the Doctrine and Covenants has teachings the Book of Mormon does not have…it’s essential to consume them regularly so I recognize true/false doctrine and gospel stories easier.