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Kolob. Described as a star or planet nearest to the residence of God. It is near Kolob where God resides and where all humans live until they take human form here on earth. Tenth Mormon President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote, “He [Eternal Father] revealed to Abraham that his throne is near Kolob, the great governing star of our universe” (Man: His Origin and Destiny, 537). According to Apostle Neal A. Maxwell, “We do not know how many inhabited worlds there are, or where they are. But certainly we are not alone. This is a universe of spiritual order, in which ‘Kolob is set nigh unto the throne of God, to govern all those planets which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest’” (A Wonderful Flood of Light, 25).

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