- Celestial Kingdom
- Terrestrial Kingdom
- Telestial Kingdom
- Accepted Christ as their Savior
- Repented and received a remission of their sins through Christ's atonement
- Kept God's commandments, and
- Received the saving ordinances (such as baptism, and the Gift of the Holy Ghost)
Children Who Die Receive a Celestial Glory:
"All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God;
"For I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts" (D&C 137:7-9.)
God is a just God and so those who die without a knowledge of Christ (and his Gospel) but would have accepted Him will receive the highest degree of glory within the Celestial Kingdom. Those who did not have the opportunity to be married (sealed in the temple) but would have if they could will also have this opportunity given to them.
"died without law;
"Who received not the testimony of Jesus in the flesh, but afterwards received it.
"These are they who receive of the presence of the Son, but not of the fulness of the Father.
"These are they who are not valiant in the testimony of Jesus; wherefore, they obtain not the crown over the kingdom of our God" (D&C 76:72,74,77,79.)
"who received not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus.
"These are they who deny not the Holy Spirit.
"These are they who are thrust down to hell.
"These are they who shall not be redeemed from the devil until the last resurrection, until the Lord, even Christ the Lamb, shall have finished his work.
"These are they who receive not of his fulness in the eternal world, but of the Holy Spirit" (D&C 76:82-86.)
"They are they who are the sons of perdition, of whom I say that it had been better for them never to have been born;
"For they are vessels of wrath, doomed to suffer the wrath of God, with the devil and his angels in eternity;
"Concerning whom I have said there is no forgiveness in this world nor in the world to come-
"These are they who shall go away into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the devil and his angels-" (D&C 76:31-36.)
An example of a son of perdition would be Cain, son of Adam and Eve. He walked and talked with Christ but he chose Satan and denied the truth when he lied to God, thus becoming a son of perdition. (See Moses 5:16-26)
There isn't just one place where "good" and "bad" people go to after this life. There are different degrees of exaltation just as there are different degrees of how "good" and "bad" people can be. God's judgment will be just for he is a just God.
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