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Does The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe that they are the only ones going to heaven?


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2011-09-13 00:37:21
2011-09-13 00:37:21

The question really interests me.It's not only us the LDS can go to heaven,anyone can go.Only if we keep his commandments and endure to the end,than we shall have his greatest gift of all ,which is eternal life.I'm not saying that every morman will go to heaven because we all know that everyone is not perfect.But if we repent from our sins and convert our hearts to the teachings given by the missionaries of the church of Jesus Christ than we are ready to complete one of the most important task given by our savior and our father in heaven to be baptised and received the gift of the holy ghost that only those that are baptised can receive it.It's purpose is to guide us whenever we are dealing with situation that you have to choose between the good and evil and it'll help us overcome temptation.

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Mormons believe in something different from the orthodox view of "Heaven and Hell." In their belief system, they believe that nearly all men will be received into a kingdom of Glory. These kingdoms of glory comprise Heaven, while Outer Darkness is Hell. Outer Darkness is reserved for the vilest of sinners, who have committed unpardonable sins, such as blasphemy against the holy ghost. All men, through Christ's crucifixtion will receive eternal resurrected bodies. These bodies will be carried with us in the eternities. There are three levels of glory in Heaven, The Telestial Kingdom, The Terrestrial Kingdom, and The Celestial Kingdom.

The telestial kingdom is for those "who received not the gospel of Christ, nor the testimony of Jesus...liars, and sorcerers, and adulterers, and whoremongers, and whosoever loves and makes a lie." These people will be servants of God, but will not be able to abide in the Kingdom of Christ and the Father.

The terrestial kingdom is for those who lived respectably but "were blinded by the craftiness of men" and thus rejected the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ when it was presented to them during their mortal lives. It will also include those that received the gospel of Jesus Christ but were not valiant in their faith. These people will be able to be in the precense of Christ, but not in the fullness of the Father.

The Celestial Kingdom is the home of God and His Son Jesus Christ. This kingdom is reserved for those that exercised all righteousness in their lives, including leading a valiant life in the name of Jesus Christ, receiving all ordinances necessary for salvation (e.g., Baptism, Covenant Marriage). It is also reserved for those who accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ after death, if it was the first time it was presented to them. All children who die under 8 are admitted unto the Celestial Kingdom.

There is a distinction between Eternal Life and living for eternity. Eternal Life in Mormon Doctrine is considered receiving Celestial Glory. All other resurrected beings will live eternally, but not in the presence of the Father, and not receiving the fullness of His joy.

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