The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a belief that instead of a Heaven and a Hell, there are three degrees of glory: the Celestial Kingdom (the highest), the Terrestrial Kingdom and the Telestial Kingdom (the lowest). This plan also includes a place called Outer Darkness, which is reserved for those who once accepted the Church's teachings, but have since stopped believing. Where did these teachings originate?
The the Church's official website the teaching for the Three Degrees of Glory says this:
There are three kingdoms of glory: the celestial kingdom, the terrestrial kingdom, and the telestial kingdom. The glory we inherit will depend on the depth of our conversion, expressed by our obedience to the Lord’s commandments.
These teachings first appeared in the church in February 1831, ten months after the church was organized.
Celestial Kingdom (the sun)
59 Wherefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs and they are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.
60 And they shall overcome all things.
64 These are they who shall have part in the first resurrection.
65 These are they who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just.
Terrestrial Kingdom (the moon)
71 And again, we saw the terrestrial world, and behold and lo, these are they who are of the terrestrial, whose glory differs from that of the church of the Firstborn who have received the fulness of the Father, even as that of the moon differs from the sun in the firmament.
76 These are they who receive of his glory, but not of his fulness.
77 These are they who receive of the presence of the Son, but not of the fulness of the Father.
78 Wherefore, they are bodies terrestrial, and not bodies celestial, and differ in glory as the moon differs from the sun.
The Telestial Kingdom (the stars)
82 These are they who received not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus.
83 These are they who deny not the Holy Spirit.
84 These are they who are thrust down to hell.
86 These are they who receive not of his fulness in the eternal world, but of the Holy Spirit through the ministration of the terrestrial;
87 And the terrestrial through the ministration of the celestial.
88 And also the telestial receive it of the administering of angels who are appointed to minister for them, or who are appointed to be ministering spirits for them; for they shall be heirs of salvation.
89 And thus we saw, in the heavenly vision, the glory of the telestial, which surpasses all understanding;
Where did this teaching originate?
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