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The Promised Kingdom of Godis a narration of the restoration of the Lord's Church to the earth in the latter-days. Read it here at no cost to you.
"Come, my brethren, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price." 2 Nephi 9:50
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Chapter 1: Foretelling the Kingdom
Chapter 2: The First Vision
Chapter 3: The Book of Mormon
Chapter 4: Restoration of the Priesthood
Chapter 5: Building Temples
Chapter 6: The Godhead
Chapter 7: The Word of Wisdom
Chapter 8: The Pre-Existence
Chapter 9: Eternal Marriage
Some in contemporary Christianity believe that there was no pre earth life existence, that when we were born that was the beginning of our life. To Job the Lord questioned;
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38: 4-7)
Where were we when the earth was created? Who are the Morning Stars and the Sons of God? And why were they rejoicing?
In Genisys there were two creations mentioned, the first in Chapter one where male and female are created at the same time and no mention of the "dust of the ground":
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:26,27)
Then the statement in Chapter two verse five that "there was not a man to till the ground," and the former creation was concerning "every plant of the field before it was in the earth".
"And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground." (Genesis 2:5)
The Prophet Joseph added this revelation:
"I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air;" (Moses 3:5)
Afterward we read of the physical creation of our bodies from the dust of the ground:
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7)
Then we read of the Lord planting vegetation in the earth:
"And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." (Genisys 2: 8,9)
With the understanding of a former existence, the word of the Lord to Jeremiah is easier to understood:
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5)
Paul was trying to explain that we should be obedient to our Father in Heaven when he wrought; "Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?" (Hebrews 12:9) God is the Father of our spirit, "we are the offspring of God" (Acts 17:28, 29) We are His literal children, "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together." (Romans 8:17)
God created us male and female before we were born on earth, it was a spiritual creation, we had a body of spirit, and what does a spirit look like? When Jesus appeared to his disciples after His resurrection, "...they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit." (Luke 24:37) they thought He was appearing as a spirit:
Also when Jesus was walking on the water:
"And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear." (Matthew 14:26)
What does a spirit body look like? It looks just like our physical body of flesh and bone. When we see Satan, who we know to be a spirit, we will say; "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms." (Isaiah 14:16)
We were the "Sons of God" and the "Morning Stars" that were rejoicing and singing, and what was the cause of rejoicing and singing?
Why were we rejoicing?
John wrote that we have received a promise of eternal life;
"And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life." (1 John 2:25)
And Paul revealed that this promise was given to us "before the world began."
"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;" (Titus 1:2)
And what is this eternal life? It is to sit with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and share His throne.
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
Ye are gods
lords many and gods many
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7)