We Lived Before We Were Born:
First We Were Spirit Children of God:
"For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally 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" (Moses 3:5.)Not only were we spirits before we were born on Earth, but our spirits are the literal offspring of God. He is the father of our spirits, which is why we call Him our Heavenly Father.
All Spirit is Matter:
"There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes; We cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter" (D&C 131:7-8.)
We Are Children of God and We Lived With Him:
God's Plan Was Presented:
A Savior Was Chosen:
"And the Lord said: Whom shall I send? And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me. And another answered and said: Here am I, send me. And the Lord said: I will send the first" (Abraham 3:27.)Jesus Christ was the first, who was chosen, and Lucifer was the second.
There Was a War:
"And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan... is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.
"But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me—Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.
"Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power... I caused that he should be cast down" (Moses 4:1-3.)When Lucifer rebelled 1/3 of all God's spirit children followed him. The other 2/3 supported God and his plan. And there was a great war! Satan and his followers tried to take God's power and were thrust out of the presence of God, becoming the devil and his angels.
Our First and Second Estates:
- Be born on the earth that God created
- Receive a physical body to house our spirits
- Live a mortal life and progress, and
- Prove ourselves to see if we will keep our second estate: which is to choose good over evil.
Continue reading to learn about the second part of the Plan of Salvation, The Creation, the Fall, and Birth, which involves the creation and fall of Adam and Eve.
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