We need to know for ourselves. We will receive a calm and unwavering certainty that will be the source of our testimony and conviction irrespective of our culture, race, language, or socioeconomic background. These promptings of the Spirit, rather than human logic alone, will be the true foundation upon which our testimony will be built. Maxwell — of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stated:.
When Jesus comes again to the earth, He will bring justice against the wicked see Revelation He will also reign over heavenly kings and lords. Ezekiel prophesied of this same destruction Ezekiel — I am inclined to believe that the chain spoken of in the Bible, with which Satan is to be bound, is more figurative than real.
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Smith to His Missionary Sons, comp. The enthroned beings John saw in Revelation who were given power to judge may represent the Twelve Apostles Jesus called during His mortal ministry. Abinadi and Alma, for instance, so considered it. To those who have lived since that day, the first resurrection is yet future and will take place at the time of the Second Coming. Those who will receive celestial and terrestrial bodies will come forth in the First Resurrection. With this final cleansing of evil, the earth will be prepared to receive celestial glory. The Old Testament describes the destruction of the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire and brimstone from heaven see Genesis In the book of Revelation, fire and brimstone symbolize the destruction and ultimate abode of the wicked.
Packer — of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained:.
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Brimstone is another name for sulfur. Hence the saying, They shall go into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone [see Revelation ].
As part of the Fall of Adam, the earth fell from a terrestrial paradisiacal state to a telestial state. The walls of the city were made with all manner of precious stones see Revelation — Both pearls and gold can be seen as symbols of refinement: oysters produce pearls through pain and adversity, and gold requires fire to burn out impurities.
The exalted will likewise have been refined through adversity see Revelation — There is no need of temples in the Holy City because all of the celestial kingdom will be as a temple; God Himself and Jesus Christ dwell there. John saw that a central feature of the Holy City was the tree of life, representative of the healing and eternal life found in the celestial kingdom see Revelation The tree of life in the Garden of Eden was guarded by cherubim after the Fall see Genesis , but those who dwell in the Holy City have been redeemed from the Fall, and all there are free to partake of the everbearing tree of life in the celestial kingdom.
For more information on worshipping Heavenly Father in the eternities, see the commentary for Revelation — For information about the second death, see the commentary for Revelation Bearing the name also suggests taking on the characteristics of the one named. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained how receiving this blessing is associated with temple worship:. Preface pp. Abbreviations and Symbols pp. Introduction pp. Part I: The Domination System pp. The Myth of the Domination System pp. The Origin of the Domination System pp.
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