When Bill Clinton would be a Mormon

Posted on October 9, 2012 by

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Across the pond an article written by “Daily Mail Reporter” on Daily Mail Online reveals that Bill Clinton once seriously considered joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints many years ago.

The article explains Mr. Clinton’s decision for not joining…

He explained how he learnt about the different degrees of heaven as was explained to him 50 years ago and how only faithful Mormons could reach the top tier.

He said the idea of being in a heaven without his non-Mormon friends was too much to give up.

‘I didn’t want to leave all these other people behind,’  he told BuzzFeed politics.

Unfortunately, Mr. Clinton appears to have subtly misunderstood a few things.

If by “Mormons” he meant “members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” then people such as Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and even Jesus Christ are not, therefore, “Mormons” but will, certainly, “reach the top tier”.  (See D&C 137:5.)

If his statement referred only to modern people then the doctrine is still misunderstood because we do believe in vicarious ordinance work – even for those who have only recently passed away.  (Again, see D&C 137:5,7-9.)

Quoting D&C 123:12 is worthwhile here:

For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it

These “blinded” individuals will not forfeit blessings if they willingly accept the covenants and would have obeyed the commandments associated with the blessings when that “blindness” is eventually taken from them.

Finally, those in the celestial glory do not “leave behind” those in the terrestrial and telestial glories.  Those in the celestial glory minister unto (and thus, visit and interact with) those in the terrestrial and telestial glories.  Those in the terrestrial minister until those in the telestial.  (See D&C 76:86-88.)

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