Flashcards in Doctrine of Eternal Progression Deck (12):
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.
Know the summary and attributes of intelligences
Co-Eternal and Co-Existent
How would you refute intelligences.
Gen 1:1, Jn. 1:1, Job 38:1-7
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.
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).
What is the biblical Christian response to the mortal existence?
Rom. 3:23, Rom 3:10, Eph. 2:8-10
Know the two places (generally) people go for the post-mortal existence.
Paradise or Prison
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
What is Joseph’s Smith’s role in the Judgment?
He judges and holds the keys to the kingdom
Know the three eternal kingdoms and the name for Hades in Mormonism.
o Outer Darkness
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