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Hi Gramps,
My question that I would like some insight on is from D&C 63:17 and D&C 76:103. I believe these scriptures are describing those people who will inhabit the telestial kingdom. The phrase I don’t quite understand is “whosoever loves and makes a lie.”
Bruce, from Mountain Home, Idaho

Dear Bruce,
The scriptures you refer to plus one in the Book of Revelations describe the sinful acts of those who are destined to be remanded to the custody of Satan during the thousand-year millennium, and when finally resurrected are destined to inherit the lowest of the three degrees of glory prepared for the eternal habitations of our Father’s children. The characteristics of those condemned to Satan’s custody are:
from Rev 21:8—

the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars

from D&C 63:17-18—

fearful, unbelieving, all liars, whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, the whoremonger, and the sorcerer

and from D&C 76:99-103—

For these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas, who say they are some of one and some of another–some of Christ and some of John, and some of Moses, and some of Elias, and some of Esaias, and some of Isaiah, and some of Enoch; who received not the gospel, neither the testimony of Jesus, neither the prophets, neither the everlasting covenant, liars, sorcerers, adulterers, whoremongers, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.

I don’t understand why you would have a question about those who love and make a lie as opposed to all the other sins that would qualify one for damnation. To lie is as gross a sin as any of the others that are mentioned. Why would this be so? Because when one tells a lie it can never do good, but only direct people to that which is not true or which will not happen or leave an unsavory false impression of the character of someone else. The person who will tell one lie can never be trusted with anything that he says, because if he lies about one thing one never knows when he may be telling the truth. So it is useless to listen to, or therefore have anything to do with a person that cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

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