“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.
Monday, April 22, 2013
the spirit world
One of the doctrines that was restored to the plain and precious truth of the gospel is understanding of the spirit world after earth life. While it is true that Jesus conquered physical death with resurrection, all mortals will experience death to allow transformation from mortality to immortality. Physical death separates the spirit from the body. during the separation, spirits reside in the spirit world. The character developed on earth is the character taken to the spirit world, good or evil. (Alma 34:34) Learning to obey God in this life and adopting the character of Christ allows for a state of happiness, peace, and rest from troubles and care. However, choosing disobedience to the commandments, lack of repentance, and a poor character assigns one to live in a state of unhappiness. (Doctrine and Covenants 138) All is not lost at this point, the spirit world is a place where the gospel is preached to those who did not obey the gospel or have the opportunity to hear it while on earth. (1 Peter 4:6) Until resurrection, spirits remain in the spirit world. (Alma 40:11-14)