Recycling

As the earth moves from a telestial state to a terrestrial one in the millenium, are those that will be born during that period those who merited a terrestrial resurrection?  What about all those who did not improve their station, but deserve to be recycled into another telestial probation?  Will they not have to wait a thousand years before getting another chance?  Do we not believe that those who don’t accept Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf will not rise in the first resurrection (at the Lord’s coming at the initiation of the millenium), but have to suffer for their own sins for 1,000 years before rising in the second resurrection?

Heber C. Kimball: “I will tell you what will be good for us, and it will bestow upon us all the luxuries of this life, of heaven and earth.  You are talking about heaven and about earth, and about hell, &c.; but let me tell you, you are in hell now, and you have got to qualify yourselves here in hell to become subjects for heaven; and even when you have got into heaven, you will find it right here where you are on this earth.  When we escape from this earth, we suppose we are going to heaven?  Do you suppose you are going to the earth that Adam came from? that Eloheim came from? where Jehovah the Lord came from?  No.  When you have learned to become obedient to the Father that dwells upon this earth, to the Father and God of this earth, and obedient to the messengers He sends–when you have done all that, remember you are not going to leave this earth.  You will never leave it until you become qualified, and capable, and capacitated to become a father of an earth yourselves.  Not one soul of you ever will leave this earth, for if you go to hell, it is on this earth; and if you go to heaven, it is on this earth; and you will not find it anywhere else.  Is it not hard to bring these truths home to you.” (JD 1:354-358)

Heber C. Kimball: Now do you see into that brethren?  I know the potters can.  I tell you, brethren, if you are not passive you will have to go into that mill, and perhaps have to grind there one thousand years, and then the Gospel will be offered to you again, and then if you will not accept of it, and become passive, you will have to go into the mill again, and thus you will have offers of salvation from time to time, until all the human family, except the sons of perdition, are redeemed.  The spirits of men will have the Gospel as we do, and they are to be judged according to men in the flesh.  Let us be passive, and take a course that will be perfectly submissive.”  (JD 1:161)

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