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Dear Gramps,

What is the relationship of Kolob & Earth in the beginning and when the earth is turned to glass?



Dear Byron,

Kolob is the name of the planet nearest to the residence or planet upon which God resides.  Kolob by definition means the “the first creation”.  Abraham was given a vision wherein he learned concerning the universe.  He was shown the stars and that some of them were very great ones, one of these being Kolob.  We read in Abraham 3:   3 “And the Lord said unto me: These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest”.

Abraham is told that planets have different times of reckoning.  Our planet in relation to Kolob, which has the same reckoning as that of the Lord’s, is one thousand years of our time to one day of the Lord’s.  In Abraham 3, verse 9 it states:  “…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”.

Abraham was further instructed that the earth’s creation was after the Lord’s reckoning of time as the reckoning for this earth had not yet been established.  This would indicate that the earth was created in six thousand years according to our reckoning of time.

Joseph Smith asked the Lord concerning certain sections of Revelations.  One of these is recorded in Doctrine and Covenants section 77:  1″ What is the sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th chapter, and 6th verse of the Revelation?
It is the earth, in its sanctified, immortal, and eternal state”.  Just as we will go through death and resurrection, so will the earth.  After this takes place it will become the Celestial Kingdom and will be as a sea of glass, a crystal and a great Urim and Thummim to those residing there.  And this earth, kingdom, will be Christ’s.


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