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.
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.
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