The Brimstone and Burning Defined: Part Two

Our God is a Perfect, Loving and Fair Father

The atonement and its coverage is infinite and eternal, and covers everyone with certainty through spiritual underpinnings. Yet for one to take the highest kingdom and glory, namely the Celestial Kingdom, or highest Heaven, the gospel must be learned, accepted and lived, including faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism and becoming a member of Christ’s covenants and Church upon receiving the confirmation of The Gift of the Holy Ghost, and then truly living thereby. In this there is true joy and peace.

There is forgiveness in the life hereafter, for those who have as yet not been taught by the servants of the Lord about their Redeemer, and His gospel plan of happiness. For there is much preaching and teaching taking place in the spirit world, where those who have passed, are awaiting their resurrection. But for those who have had ample understanding and have been pricked in their hearts to know the truth, but have not lived it, and have knowingly rebelled, these are they whom are sent to outer darkness, where there shall be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

All of these, who have not partaken of repentance, will spend some time in this place of cleansing, known in The Book of Mormon as, Outer Darkness. This is where one will truly be purified, although not in an easy way. It will be through the fire and brimstone burning process, wherein their Spirits will be cleansed. Then they will be sent to the kingdom of glory most suited for them. This is according to how they lived their life, with what they had, understood and felt. They will also be judged according to the desires of their hearts, so Jesus’ atonement will always have good effect.

Once those who have suffered in Outer Darkness have been fully cleansed, they are free to leave and receive either the second or third resurrection, according to which ever Kingdom of Glory they will be restored unto. Either the second resurrection unto the Terrestrial Kingdom or the third resurrection unto the Telestial Kingdom.

All who enter into this place of Outer Darkness shall leave, except for the sons of Perdition, and Lucifer and his devils, or fallen angels. The sons of Perdition are those who fully knew the Lord in this life, and His love and grace completely, and then knowingly and purposely chose Lucifer over Jesus Christ (this will be very few in number), of which it is said, it were better for them to have not been born. These, along with Satan and his devils will remain in the burning of outer darkness, until we are all called up unto the next eternal life again, of a first, second and third estate. Or, pre-earth, earth and post earth life.

Shane

Grace, Salvation & Judgement: Part Two

Without Faith, It is Impossible to Please God

When we first approach God to be judged, it will be a first judgement, to be sent to a temporary place, where we will either be taught the gospel, if we had never learned it on earth, where we can accept it, repent, and be given the power of deliverance. Or, if we had the gospel and were good, we will be teaching those who did not have the gospel. We will each be exactly as we were spiritually and mentally before we died, so that even as we accept the gospel in this next temporary state, we would then need the ordinance of baptism, as well as further ordinances, to be fully be endowed to enter into the presence of God. We will all face Christ, and see ourselves exactly for who we are.

This is so because as Christ is the “true mirror,” which means that our true self will be reflected back to us, in the image and countenance of Christ, we will see ourselves for who we truly are. We will look on Him, and see our standing, and know either compassion, kindness, love and refinement, or separation, sorrow, sadness and disappointment.

However we have been on our mortal sojourn on earth, with the understanding, light and truth we incurred and was made available to us, the justice, mercy and grace of God, will on the fulcrum and balance scale, will determine our salvation, and the extent thereof.

Shane

Grace, Salvation & Judgement: Part One

There is Peace in Understanding

The true reality about grace and our salvation, is that we indeed need to act in righteousness, yet this is only accomplished in the first place, by the means and use of grace. We can do no good thing without Christ through His atonement, even if we don’t acknowledge Him as the source. Grace is a fruit of His atonement.

Judgement applies to all, yet with different backgrounds, there are also different parameters. Those who have the law of Christ, and know and understand the principles of life in Christ and faith, are expected to live so. Those who do not have the law or know Christ, will eventually be presented with the gospel at some point or another, either in this life or the next. They will then be judged fairly with what they did know and have, according to their time as man or woman in the flesh.

We will all have fair opportunity to act in accordance to the law, with our understanding of it. All will eventually be given the opportunity to accept the gospel and required ordinances therein, such as baptism, confirmation, and the other priesthood ordinances, including a marriage sealed for all eternity. 

These will be made available for everyone who so chooses. Those who never had the opportunity to acquire these saving ordinances for themselves in this life, will have them done by someone else through proxy, usually through a descendant of the person, who takes their genealogical information to the Houses of the Lord, known as Holy Temples, to do their work. For example, I could be baptized in the Temple for a great grandfather of mine, who was never a member of Christ’s church, but was taught the gospel in the after life, and can now accept the baptismal ordinance I performed through proxy.

This method of proxy on behalf of someone else is not new to Christianity, for even the atonement itself is an act of proxy, wherein the Lord took our sins for us, and gave us His life and salvation in return.

Shane

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