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Flashcards in Doctrine of Eternal Progression Deck (12):
1

Know the steps to eternal progression.

o Pre existent Intelligences
o Intelligences move to spirit form after Heavenly Father and Mother procreate and have spirit children.
o Worthy spirit children take on a body of flesh and bone and are born here on earth to earthly parents. They have free will to “Choose the Right” and live a life that is worthy or unworthy.
o At death, a person goes to either spirit prison or paradise.
o At the judgment, a person goes to one of four places: Celestial, Terestrial, Telestial, outer darkness.
o For those who go to the celestial kingdom, they are now gods to continue the process of eternal progression over the earth that they have.

2

Know the summary and attributes of intelligences

Co-Eternal and Co-Existent

3

How would you refute intelligences.

Gen 1:1, Jn. 1:1, Job 38:1-7

4

What is the pre-mortal existence?

Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother give birth to a spirit child. According to Mormonism, we are spirit children. Jesus is the firstborn of all spirit children.

5

Know the reason for the mortal existence.

o Our purpose in life is to find lasting peace, joy, and happiness as families and to prepare to return to live with God.
o We came to the earth to be tested (see Abraham 3:24–25).

6

What is the biblical Christian response to the mortal existence?

Rom. 3:23, Rom 3:10, Eph. 2:8-10

7

Know the two places (generally) people go for the post-mortal existence.

Paradise or Prison

8

What do people in paradise do in the post-mortal existence? What do Mormons do in the post mortal existence? What is one bible passage that refutes this?

o According to the prophet Alma, the righteous spirits rest from earthly care and sorrow. Nevertheless, they are occupied in doing the work of the Lord.
o Priesthood holders continue responsibilities
o Refute: Hebrews 9:2

9

What is Joseph’s Smith’s role in the Judgment?

He judges and holds the keys to the kingdom

10

Know the three eternal kingdoms and the name for Hades in Mormonism.

o Celestial
o Terrestrial
o Telestial
o Outer Darkness

11

Give an example of who goes into each kingdom.

o Celestial - “They are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name and were baptized, … that by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit.”
o Terrestrial – Rejected gospel on earth but afterward received it in the spirit world
o Telestial – Did not receive the gospel on earth or in spirit world
o Outer Darkness - Apostates

12

Know a biblical Christian response for Mormon eternal states.

Rev 20 and 22