- Oct 25, 2016
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.In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that there is not just a heaven and a hell but that there are 4 places that mankind can end up. You can read about the major kingdoms in Doctrine and Covenants 76. The types of glory of the bodies of those who inherit these kingdoms are mentioned in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:40-41. Basically they are the Celestial Kingdom (Kingdom of Heaven), the Terrestrial Kingdom, the Telestial Kingdom, and Outer Darkness. The Celestial kingdom is the kingdom of Heaven and is the place where God the Father and Jesus Christ reside. Those who inherit this kingdom will be able to go and visit those in the lower kingdoms. Those of the Terrestrial Kingdom cannot come to the Celestial Kingdom but will be able to visit those of a lesser kingdom. The Telestial Kingdom is the lowest kingdom of Glory. Outer Darkness is where the Devil and his Angels or anyone who sinks to this state will reside.
Those in the Celestial Kingdom will be ministered to in person by God the Father and Jesus Christ and any other Holy being. Those of the Terrestrial Kingdom will be ministered to in person by Jesus Christ and other Holy beings. Those of the Telestial Kingdom will be ministered to by the Holy Ghost or other Holy beings. The Terrestrial Kingdom will not be able to enjoy the presence of God the Father and the Telestial Kingdom will not be able to enjoy the presence of God the Father or Jesus Christ.
Those who inherit Outer Darkness will not have any glory but will be in a place without glory. There will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. So to a degree, visitations will be allowed by those of higher glories to those of lesser glories. It is not as if you will never see or hear from them again.
.It is not as if you will never see or hear from them again.
.What you need to understand is that each of the kingdoms of glory will be better than what we have on this earth. As resurrected immortal beings, we will not be dependent on food and water for our sustenance. There will be no killings since nobody will be subject to death. All the evils of this world that work against us by using our needs against us will not be there. We will have more freedom and not be tied down to a job but will be allowed to pursue our own interests. The hereafter in every kingdom of glory will be much better than what it is in our current state of being.
However, Outer Darkness is much worse than our current state. In this fallen world of earth, we at least have a portion of the spirit within each one of us. The light within us in greater with those who seek after goodness and light while we have to wonder among the wicked how dark is the light they still have? But in outer darkness, that light is not present. Those who end up there have chased all light out of their life. They are in a miserable situation. Regret fills their souls.
.What you need to understand is that each of the kingdoms of glory will be better than what we have on this earth.
Relax, there is no hell except for the one we create for each other here.This question keeps running through my mind. I'm not really worried about this myself with the exception of not being sure with one person that I know that I'm keeping their identity secret for privacy and personal reasons, but does anybody know how this would work if we're not with everybody we love and care about in Heaven because they chose to reject Christ?