What is the celestial kingdom like?
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“What is the celestial kingdom really like?” For the Strength of Youth, July 2021, 31.

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What is the celestial kingdom like?

Glory in Degrees

Glory in Degrees, by Annie Henrie Nader

Though we may not have all the details about the celestial kingdom, the Lord has revealed some powerful truths about it. Here are some of the things we know:

  • To live there means to dwell in the presence of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ with a perfect, resurrected body and to live the kind of life They live. This life is “a state of never-ending happiness” (Mosiah 2:41) and a “fulness of joy” (3 Nephi 28:10).

  • Those who live there have been “made perfect through Jesus,” and “all things are theirs” (Doctrine and Covenants 76:59, 69).

  • It has the greatest glory of any kingdom. Its glory has been likened to the brightness of the sun.

  • The same kinds of relationships we have here will exist there, including family relationships, but they will be “coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2).

  • It has three degrees. The highest degree is where people live who have been sealed together in eternal marriage and have been true to their covenants (see Doctrine and Covenants 131:1–4).

  • The earth will receive a celestial glory (see Doctrine and Covenants 88:17–20).