Plan of Salvation
Gospel of Jesus Christ
Plan of Salvation
Pre-Earth Life: God’s Purpose and Plan for Us
God is our Heavenly Father, and we are His children (
God has a plan for our happiness. Jesus Christ is central to that plan.
God’s plan of happiness makes it possible to return to His presence (
Our eternal progression depends on how we use our agency (
2 Nephi 2:27-29
Under the Father’s direction, Jesus Christ created the earth (
Agency and the Fall of Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve were created in God’s image (
In the Garden of Eden they were innocent and lived in God’s presence.
Because they partook of the forbidden fruit, they were cast out of the garden (
). This is called the Fall.
They became mortal, were able to have children, and were also subject to sin and death (
2 Nephi 2:22-25
Our Life on Earth
Our purpose in life is to find lasting peace, joy, and happiness as families and to prepare to return to live with God.
We came to the earth to be tested (
We gain a body of flesh and bones, but we are subject to physical death.
God gives commandments. If we obey, we are blessed. If we disobey, we sin and receive the consequences.
All sin must be paid for, either by ourselves or by Christ (
We make choices, and we all commit sin (
We have experiences that bring us happiness and also sorrow.
We cannot overcome either physical or spiritual death without Christ.
Because Jesus Christ overcame physical death, we will all be resurrected (
Through Christ’s Atonement we can become clean from sin so that we can return to live in God’s presence (
2 Nephi 9:8-9
Christ will forgive our sins as we have faith in Him, repent, receive baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end.
The Spirit World
All people must die.
At death our spirits go to the spirit world.
We live in either a state of misery or a state of peace and rest, depending on how we lived in this life.
The Resurrection, Judgment, and Immortality
Our spirits and bodies will be reunited in the resurrection (
We will return to God’s presence to be judged according to our works and desires.
If we have repented, we will receive mercy.
Eternal life is a gift of God given to those who fully obey the gospel of Jesus Christ (
Kingdoms of Glory (
1 Corinthians 15:40-42
We receive rewards according to our works and desires (D&C 137:9).
Those who receive the gospel and live it valiantly throughout their lives will receive the celestial kingdom (
Honorable people who are “blinded by the craftiness of men” and who are “not valiant in the testimony of Jesus [Christ]” receive the terrestrial kingdom (
D&C 76:75, 79
Those who sin and do not repent will receive the telestial glory after they suffer and pay for their sins.
What should I do now?
Pray to know what you have read is true.
of your sins.
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Follow the example of the Savior and be
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