Eternal Life

“What a glorious thing it is that we believe and receive the fulness of the gospel as it is preached now and can be baptized for all of our dead friends. . . . Oh, mother, if we are so happy as to have a part in the first resurrection, we shall have our children just as we laid them down in their graves.”

Sally Carlisle Randall  |  Sally Carlisle Randall to Betty Carlisle, Nauvoo, April 21, 1844, Church Archives.

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“When you … see our Father, you will see a being with whom you have long been acquainted, and He will receive you into His arms, and you will be ready to fall into His embrace and kiss Him. … You will be so glad and joyful. … When you are qualified and purified, … you can endure the glory of eternity.”

Brigham Young

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As we consider our mortal existence on this earth and the purpose of life expressed by Alma that ”this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God” (Alma 34:32), what is the Lord’s way to help us achieve this very purpose? It is simply, by using this metaphor, to help us build a bridge of faith in our life for crossing and overcoming the walls of unbelief, indifference, fear, or sin. Our mortal life is the time for men to meet God by building a bridge of faith, opening the door into immortality and eternal life.

Charles Didier  |  Ensign, November 2001

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“Death is a kind of graduation day for life. It is our only means of entrance to our eternal lives.”

Sterling Sill

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“Though each of us will pass through the doors of death, the timing of that departure is less important than is the preparation for eternal life.”

Russell M. Nelson

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“Death is a mere comma, not an exclamation point!”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell

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“We are looked upon by God as though we were in eternity. God dwells in eternity, and does not view things as we do.”

Joseph Smith  |  Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 356.

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Some of us look forward to a time in the future—salvation and exaltation in the world to come—but today is part of eternity.

David O. McKay  |  Pathways to Happiness, comp. Llewelyn R. McKay (1957), 291–92.

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“Our goal is to achieve eternal life. That is the greatest goal in the world. We are not opposed to goals. We do not want stake and full-time mission presidents to establish quotas for the missionaries. Rather, we expect them to inspire missionaries to set their own goals, and make them high enough to challenge their very best efforts, and work to achieve them. … We look to you to teach these principles and follow up.”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  President Kimball’s Vision of Missionary Work

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“How are [the Saints] to become Saviors on Mount Zion? By building their temples, erecting their baptismal fonts, and going forth and receiving all the ordinances, baptisms, confirmations, washings, anointing, ordinations and sealing powers upon their heads, in behalf of all their progenitors who are dead, and redeem them that they may come forth in the first resurrection and be exalted to thrones of glory with them; and herein is the chain that binds the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, which fulfills the mission of Elijah.”

Joseph Smith  |  History of the Church, 6:184

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