Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mitten's three Mormon heavens

In Mormon theology, there are three degrees of glory (alternatively, kingdoms of glory or heavens) which are the dwelling place for nearly all who lived on earth. 

Joseph Smith, Jr. described the afterlife based primarily upon a vision he claimed to have received together with Sidney Rigdon, at Hiram, Ohio, February 16, 1832, and recorded as Doctrine and Covenants Section 76

According to this section of LDS scripture, the afterlife has three degrees or kingdoms of glory, called the Celestial Kingdom, the Terrestrial Kingdom, and the Telestial Kingdom

The few who do not inherit any degree of glory (though they are resurrected) reside in a state called outer darkness, which sounds like the catholic purgatory or even hell. These  misfortunate souls are known as "Sons of Perdition".

It was evident to Smith that if God rewarded every one according to their deeds,  the term 'Heaven,' as intended for the Saints' eternal home, must have more kingdoms than one. 

Assignment to a particular kingdom in the resurrection is based upon the faith and works exhibited while living. The LDS Church teaches that these different kingdoms are what Jesus was referring to when he talked about the many mansions in his father's house (John 14:2).

If you want to hit the Mormon jackpot, the Celestial Kingdom, you must tithe 10 per cent of your income to the Latter Days Saints. You must also wear temple undergarments also called magick Mormon underwear, never commit adultery or masturbate. 

As a former Mormon bishop and stake president, Mitt Romney is most certainly wearing Mormon underwear. 

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