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Exaltation or eternal progression - the attaining of godhood - lies at the heart of the LDS motivation for obeying the commandments. What does the Bible say?

Key Points:

  • No one can gain salvation after this life.
  • There are only two possible destinies after death.

See Also: Heaven

Talk About It
  1. Read Luke 16:19-31. What does this indicate about a possibility of travel between places of the dead for any reason?
  2. How does this contrast with the LDS teaching about conversion to Mormonism after this life? How would this support or refute the teaching of baptism for the dead?
  3. According to Hebrews 9:27 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, is it possible to change one’s destiny after this life, after death?
  4. In LDS teachings there are three levels of heaven and one place of condemnation or judgment. How does this contrast with Matthew 25:31-46 and John 3:36?
  5. What does the Bible say about anyone attaining godhood? Read Isaiah 43:10-13; 44:6-8; 45:5-6; 46:8-11.

This is part of the Fresh Start series.

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