Abraham came down as a spirit and now has gained his exaltation... How do you explain that - when the scriptures say saved it is the same as exaltation - when we repent of our sins and are forgiven and come out sinless we are then saved according to the promise of the ordinances or salvation. We have eternal increase never to be separated from our bodies and never to be separate from God or in other words eternal life..
37 Abraham received concubines, and they bore him children; and it was accounted unto him for righteousness, because they were given unto him, and he abode in my law; as Isaac also and Jacob did none other things than that which they were commanded; and because they did none other things than that which they were commanded, they have entered into their exaltation
, according to the promises
, and sit upon thrones, and are not angels but are gods.
23 And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers
; for he stood among those that were spirits
, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them;
thou wast chosen before thou wast born.
What do the scriptures and church teach concerning exaltation...... You cant just make up your own doctrine that contradicts all things we are taught in scripture and by the prophets...
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/gs/exalt ... ang=eng#p5
The highest state of happiness and glory in the celestial kingdom.
In thy presence is fulness of joy, Ps. 16:11.
They are gods, even the sons of God—wherefore, all things are theirs, D&C 76:58–59.
The Saints shall receive their inheritance and be made equal with him, D&C 88:107.
These angels did not abide my law; therefore, they remain separately and singly, without exaltation, D&C 132:17.
Men and women must marry according to God’s law in order to gain exaltation, D&C 132:19–20.
Strait is the gate and narrow the way that leadeth unto the exaltation, D&C 132:22–23.
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob have entered into their exaltation, D&C 132:29, 37.
I seal upon you your exaltation, D&C 132:49.
19 And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant, and it is sealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of promise, by him who is anointed, unto whom I have appointed this power and the keys of this priesthood; and it shall be said unto them—Ye shall come forth in the first resurrection
; and if it be after the first resurrection, in the next resurrection; and shall inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths—then shall it be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, that he shall commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, and if ye abide in my covenant, and commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, it shall be done unto them in all things whatsoever my servant hath put upon them, in time, and through all eternity; and shall be of full force when they are out of the world; and they shall pass by the angels, and the gods,
which are set there, to their exaltation and glory in all things, as hath been sealed upon their heads, which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever.
The first resurrection at the second coming all the righteous saints will be exalted and equal to Christ... This is not a future estate but a direct received salvation and exaltation at the coming where one is resurrected never to be separated from our bodies again and receive exaltation...