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Telestial Kingdom Definition

Telestial Kingdom. The lowest kingdom of glory to which “liars, sorcerers, adulterers and whoremongers” are assigned for eternity after death. The residents of this kingdom will be visited by the Holy Ghost, but not by the Father or the Son. According to a church manual, “Also in the spirit prison are those who rejected the gospel after it was preached to them on earth or in the spirit prison. These spirits suffer in a condition known as hell. They have removed themselves from the mercy of Jesus Christ, who said, ‘Behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; but if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit’ (D&C 19:16-18). After suffering in full for their sins, they will be allowed, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, to inherit the lowest degree of glory, which is the telestial kingdom” (Gospel Principles, 2009, p. 244).

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