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“Death,” Death (2020)

“Death,” Death

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“Physical death is the separation of the spirit from the mortal body. The Fall of Adam brought physical death into the world (see Moses 6:48). … Death is an essential part of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation (see 2 Nephi 9:6). In order to become like our Eternal Father, we must experience death and later receive perfect, resurrected bodies. …

“Because of the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, physical death is only temporary: ‘As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive’ (1 Corinthians 15:22). Everyone will be resurrected, meaning that every person’s spirit will be reunited with his or her body—‘restored to their proper and perfect frame’ and no longer subject to death (Alma 40:23; see also Alma 11:44–45)” (Gospel Topics, “Death, Physical,” topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).

After Frances Monson, President Thomas S. Monson’s wife, passed away, President Monson said of her:

“She was the love of my life, my trusted confidant, and my closest friend. To say that I miss her does not begin to convey the depth of my feelings. …

“Only the Master knows the depths of our trials, our pain, and our suffering. He alone offers us eternal peace in times of adversity. He alone touches our tortured souls with His comforting words:

“‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

“‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

“‘For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light’ [Matthew 11:28–30]” (“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013, 85, 87).

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