243.2: Heaven on Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20)

The Kingdoms of Glory

One of the gospel’s great contributions is its expansive, detailed, and powerful description of the Plan of Salvation–encompassing more than simply the afterlife, the scriptures describe multiple steps–the pre-existence, earth life, the spirit world, and then the kingdoms of glory. In this episode we will

  • Briefly touch on the history of the idea of salvation in early Mormon teachings
  • We will then discuss each step of the plan of salvation and explore what we can know (as well as engaging in a bit of fun speculation)
  • Pre-existence
  • Earth life in the context of eternity
  • Spirit World
  • Telestial Kingdom
  • Terrestrial Kingdom
  • Celestial Kingdom
  • We will tackle the question of who will be saved and touch on the idea of progression between kingdoms

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Student Reading: D&C 76; D&C 131; D&C 132:19–24; D&C 137; 35686_000_022Heading to D&C 76; D&C 78:7; D&C 88:21–22

Additional Teacher Reading: Revelation 12:7–9; D&C 29:36–37; Moses 4:1–3 Moses 4:4; 1 Nephi 14:14; D&C 10:5; 27:15–18; 1 Corinthians 15:40–41; Ephesians 4:11–15; 1 Nephi 15:24; Helaman 5:12; D&C 3:7–8; 21:4–6; 52:14–20; D&C 121:29 2 Ne. 31:20; James 1:27


Join Geoff, Laurel, Danny and Genavee for a lively, thought provoking, and perhaps even paradigm-shifting discussion.

Continue the conversation by posting your comments and questions here, in the facebook group, or email them to me at MormonSundaySchool at gmail.


You can access my Reading Notes here.

You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).




Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his timely and high quality post-production.

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