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Dear Gramps,

This is kind of a weird question, but it’s one that keeps floating around in my head so I thought I’d ask you about it. During the Millennium we believe people will be “twinkled” right?  How do you suppose that will work with people who are married?  Wouldn’t there be people who were older but had spouses that had died and been “twinkled” and be much younger? It just seems a little strange to me. What do you think it will be like?

Sarah

 

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Sarah,

I think your question is honest and sincere, not weird. Questions are essential for us to learn and grow in knowledge in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The millennium will be a period of 1000 years where Christ will reign personally upon the earth. All who live during the millennium will experience some change to their bodies. The results of this change to our bodies means that “there will be no disease, and there will be no death. When people become old, they will not die as we do now. They will change in an instant from the way we are now to an immortal condition, which means they will never die again.”

This “change in an instant” from our mortal bodies to immortal bodies is described by many as a “twinkle.” This change will occur when individuals reach a specific age. Some members postulate that this age will be seventy-two and evidence to support this thought is discovered within 3 Nephi 28:3:

 “Blessed are ye because ye desired this thing of me; therefore, after that ye are seventy and two years old ye shall come unto me in my kingdom; and with me ye shall find rest.”

In light of this discussion, married couples will not need to worry about a younger spouse being twinkled before them. Older spouses will “change in an instant” and older spouses will wait patiently for the time their younger spouse reaches the age for their body to be changed in an instant. I assume, since the veil is so thin during the millennium, spouses who are twinkled before their spouse will still be able to visit with their spouse.

Gramps

 

 

 

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