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Vision, 16 February 1832 [D&C 76]

only begotten son wherefore as it is writen they are Gods even the sons of God wherefore all things are theres whether life or death or things present or things to come, all are thers and they ar[e ] christs and christ is Gods and they shall overcome all things wherefore let no man glory in man but rather let them glory in god who shall subdue all enimies under his feet these shall dwell in the presence of God and his christ for ever and ever these are they whom he shall bring with him when he shall come in the clouds of heaven to reign on the earth over his people these are they who shall have part in the first resurection these are they who shall come forth in the resurection of the just these are they who are come unto mount Zion and unto the city of the Living God the heavenly place the holiest of all these are they who are come to an innumerable company of Angels to the general assembly and church of Enoch and of the first born these are they whose names are writen in heaven where God and Christ is judge of all. these are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenent who wrought out this perfect attonement through the shedding of his own blood these are they whose bodies are celestial

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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whose glory is that of the sun even God the highest of all whose glory the sun of the firmament is writen of as being typical and again we saw the terestrial world and lo these are they who are of the Terestrial [p. 6]
only begotten son wherefore as it is writen they  are Gods even the sons of God wherefore all things are  theres whethe[r] life or death or things present or  things to come, all are thers and they ar[e ] christs  and christ is Gods and they shall overcome  all things wherefore let no man glory in man  but rather let them glory in god who shall  subdue all enimies under his feet these  shall dwell in the presence of God and his  christ for ever and ever these are they whom  he shall bring with him when he shall come  in the clouds of heaven to reign on the  earth over his people these are they who  shall have part in the first resurection  these are they who shall come forth in the  resurection of the just these are they who  are come unto mount Zion and unto the  city of the Living God the heavenly place  the holiest of all these are they who are  come to an innumerable company of Angels  to the general assembly and church of  Enoch and of the first born these are  they whose names are writen in heaven  where God and Christ is judge of all[.] these are  they who are just men made perfect through  Jesus the mediator of the new covenent who  wrought out this perfect attonement  through the shedding of his own blood  these are they whose bodies are celestial

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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 whose glory is that of the sun even God the  highest of all whose glory the son <sun> of the  firmament is writen of as being typical  and again we saw the terestrial world and  lo these are they who are of the Terestrial [p. 6]
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The religious world contemporary to the church’s founding customarily classified humans as either saints or sinners, righteous or wicked, bound for heaven or hell. But JS concluded that the concept of heaven “must include more kingdoms than one.” On 16 February 1832, while working on a revision of the Bible, JS and Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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reported a vision of the premortal and postmortal worlds. This revelation identified three heavenly glories and also described a graded afterlife. JS stated that “nothing could be more pleasing to the Saint.”
JS and Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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copied this text into Revelation Book 2 between 4 March and 8 March 1832. Simply identified as “the Vision,” it is dated 16 February 1832 at Portage County, Hiram Township

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, Ohio. John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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later recorded the text in Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A Vision of Joseph and Sidney 16 February 1832 given in Portage County, Hiram Township, Ohio.” Sidney Gilbert

28 Dec. 1789–29 June 1834. Merchant. Born at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Eli Gilbert and Lydia Hemingway. Moved to Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; to Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, by Sept. 1818; to Painesville, Geauga Co...

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also copied it into his revelation notebook in 1832. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation, with the subheading “A Vision,” but gave no date or location.

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