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Gramps,

Could you please explain the meaning of the terms “Eternal Life,” “Exaltation,” and “Immortality.” Are they interchangeable terms or has each a unique meaning? Thank you.

Don

 

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Dear Don,

We are now living as mortal beings. As such we will die. After death we will continue to live, never to die again. We will then be immortal, in other words, not subject to death. To have eternal life means to have life eternally, i.e. without end. Immortality and eternal life were made possible by the great atoning sacrifice of the Savior. If we live by all the laws of the gospel, accepting and living in accordance with all the covenants pertaining thereto, then we eventually shall be exalted to live with God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ in the celestial kingdom. Included in the those essential covenants is the covenant of marriage for time and for all eternity. “Neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man in the Lord.” As couples become exalted they attain the status of godhood. They inherit “all that the Father hath,” and will have the opportunity to continue to procreate and bear children. The children born to exalted parents will be spirits, as we were before our mortal advent.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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