DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
A vision given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, in the temple at Kirtland, Ohio, January 21, 1836. HC 2: 380–381. The occasion was the administration of the ordinances of the endowment as far as they had then been revealed.
, The Prophet sees his brother Alvin in the celestial kingdom; 7–9
, The doctrine of salvation for the dead is revealed; 10
, All children are saved in the celestial kingdom.
upon us, and I beheld the ccelestial
kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the dbody
or out I cannot tell.
I saw the transcendent abeauty
of the bgate
through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was clike
flames of fire;
I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with agold
how it was that he had obtained an binheritance
in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life before the Lord had set his hand to cgather
Israel the second time, and had not been dbaptized
for the remission of sins.
Thus came the avoice
of the Lord unto me, saying: All who have died bwithout
a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be cheirs
of the celestial kingdom of God;
Also all that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who awould
have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom;
For I, the Lord, will ajudge
all men according to their bworks
, according to the cdesire
of their hearts.
And I also beheld that all achildren
who die before they arrive at the byears
of accountability are csaved
in the celestial kingdom of heaven.