Angels. According to D&C 132:16-17, angels are those who did not qualify for the celestial kingdom. Instead, they have become “ministering servants, to minister for those who are worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory. For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are angels of God forever and ever.” According to twelfth President Spencer W. Kimball, “Now, the angels will be the people who did not go to the temple, who did not have their work done in the temple. And if there are some of us who make no effort to cement these ties, we may be angels for the rest of eternity. But if we do all in our power and seal our wives or husbands to us…then we may become gods and pass by the angels in heaven. (75-39) Some might say, ‘Well, I’d be satisfied to just become an angel,’ but you would not. One never would be satisfied just to be a ministering angel to wait upon other people when he could be the king himself. (76-59)” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 51).
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