242.1: The Plan of Salvation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Updated)

The Plan of Salvation


If perchance you came to a sure knowledge that your existence would end at death, would you live differently?

The Plan of Salvation provides grand, cosmic context for this precious life. How does each aspect of the plan impact us from day to day? How do teachings about the Preexistence, Spirit World, and Kingdoms of Glory help us make the most of our lives here on earth?

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Lesson 19: The Plan of Salvation 

  • “Man Was Also in the Beginning with God”: This article discusses an early revelation on the premortal existence that is now found in Doctrine and Covenants 93.
  • “The Vision”: This article gives context for the vision about life after death and the three kingdoms of glory, which is now recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 76.
  • “Becoming like God”: This Gospel Topics essay gives some historical context for Church teachings on exaltation.
  • “Accounts of the ‘King Follett Sermon’”: This page from the Joseph Smith Papers website links to accounts of Joseph Smith’s last general conference address, which laid out some of his teachings about our divine nature and potential.