Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

What does Mormonism teach about heaven and the purpose of life?

Key Points:

  • Mormons Believe We Existed As God’s Children Before this Life
  • After Death, Spirits Enter an Intermediate State Awaiting Judgment
  • After Judgement, a Small Group Will be Sent to “Outer Darkness” Instead of a Level of Heaven
  • The Lowest Level, Telestial Kingdom, Is for Bad People; the Middle Level, the Terrestrial Kingdom, Is for Good People
  • Mormons with Perfect Repentance and Obedience Go to the Celestial Kingdom, the Highest Level
  • The Bible teaches That All Christians Go to Live With God Right Away and Everyone Else Goes to Eternal Torment
  • In Mormonism, “Saved by Grace” Means Everyone Lives Eternally, but Where Depends on Performance, but in the Bible It Means God Has Freely Given Sinful People Salvation from Hell to Live with Him

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. How aware were you of Mormon teachings on pre-existence and afterlife before going through this topic? Explain.
  4. Read Philippians 1:21-24. What does this passage say happens after we die? How does this compare to Mormon teachings?
  5. Read Revelation 20:15. How does this explain the future of humanity after death compared to Mormonism?
  6. Read Revelation 22:3. How does this describe what heaven is like compared to Mormonism?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the About Mormonism series.