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Gramps,

If you’re not married in the temple but ended up in the Celestial Kingdom, will you be able to see Heavenly Father or to be in His presence? I’ve always thought that if you’re not married you will never get to be in the presence of Heavenly Father cause you weren’t obedient. In D&C 131 it says that there are three heavens or degrees. So a question in mind is there are three heavens. Are they all together in one sphere or are they all separated? If it possible to have the reference and an answer to it please.

John

 

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Hi John,

The Celestial Kingdom is a place where our Heavenly Father resides, and all who ┬áhave obtained entrance into this Kingdom will be able to be in Heavenly Father’s presence.

I understand your personal thoughts regarding those who have not been married, however, those who have not been married are not able to be exalted within the highest tier of the Celestial Kingdom. Not being married does not exclude them from God’s presence in the Celestial Kingdom.

We know from doctrine that this earth will be the Celestial Kingdom. There is no information as to where the other Kingdoms will be. In light of this, the answer is we don’t know.

Sincerely,

Gramps

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