Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alma 40:11

" Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life."

The Book of Mormon bears witness that life does not end when one goes through the experience of physical death. It is the common lot of all who come into this life. Everyone who is born must, sooner or later, die. We are born as helpless infants, and we depart helpless in the face of death. In the purest sense, however, there is no death, and there are no dead. When living things die, they do not cease to be—they merely cease to be in this world. Life goes on. 

Death is a transition, a change in assignment, a transfer to another realm. When we die, the spirit continues to see and act and feel and associate; it is only the physical body that become inactive and lifeless for a season. And so our term death describes things from our limited mortal perspective. From an eternal perspective, there is only life.
When Ye Shall Receive These Things, p 285

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