Heir A person entitled to inherit physical or spiritual gifts. In the scriptures, the righteous are promised that they will become heirs to all that God has. Abraham desired an heir, Gen. 15:2–5. Abraham became an heir of the world through the righteousness of faith, Rom. 4:13. We are the children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, Rom. 8:16–17 (D&C 84:38). Thou art a son, an heir of God through Christ, Gal. 4:7. God hath appointed his Son an heir of all things, Heb. 1:2. Those who look forward to a remission of their sins are heirs of the kingdom of God, Mosiah 15:11. The people became children of Christ and heirs of the kingdom of God, 4 Ne. 1:17. Those who died without a knowledge of the gospel may become heirs of the celestial kingdom, D&C 137:7–8. The dead who repent are heirs of salvation, D&C 138:58–59. Abraham became a rightful heir by his righteousness, Abr. 1:2.