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Celestial dating in a telestial world

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Neither a man nor a woman can attain the fullest exaltation by themselves.The earth will become an eternal inheritance of those who have lived worthy of a celestial glory (Doctrine and Covenants 88: 14-26).They will enjoy the presence of the Father and the Son (Doctrine and Covenants 76: 62).People who are sent to the Telestial Kingdom will be the last to be resurrected and cannot dwell where God and Christ live.This final resurrection will take place after the Millennium. Kimball (in Miracle of Forgiveness), and Joseph Fielding Smith (in Doctrines of Salvation) have stated that once someone is within a kingdom of glory, that person remains within that kingdom for all eternity; no one can advance out of a kingdom.The location of the Celestial Kingdom will be here on earth after the earth is changed.

Its final destiny is to become glorified and exalted (Doctrine and Covenants 77: 1-2; 130: 8-9).

While people in the Terrestrial kingdom receive of God's glory, they cannot receive of His fullness or dwell eternally in His presence.

People will inherit the Terrestrial Kingdom for the following reasons (see Doctrine and Covenants -79): In Mormonism the glory of the Telestial Kingdom is compared to that of the stars.

These are those who have made eternal marriage covenants on earth, rather than covenants that cease with death.

Mormon doctrine also teaches that all children who die before reaching the age of accountability (age eight, when children are then better able to judge for themselves what is right and wrong) will be saved in the Celestial Kingdom (Doctrine and Covenants 1).

Knowledge of the Three Degrees of Glory was given to Latter-day Saints by revelation directly from God through a vision given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, at Hiram, Ohio, February 16, 1832 (History of the Church 1: 245–252).