The Book of Mormon
The Testimony of Jacob the Son of Lehi
And because of the way of deliverance of our God, the
Holy One of Israel, this death, of which I have spoken, which is the
temporal, shall deliver up its dead; which death is the grave.
And this death of which I have spoken, which is the spiritual
death, shall deliver up its dead; which spiritual death is hell;
wherefore, death and hell must deliver up their dead, and hell must
deliver up its captive spirits, and the grave must deliver up its
captive bodies, and the bodies and the spirits of men will be restored
one to the other; and it is by the power of the resurrection of the Holy
One of Israel.
O how great the plan of our God! For on the other
hand, the paradise of God must deliver up the spirits of the righteous,
and the grave deliver up the body of the righteous; and the spirit
and the body is restored to itself again, and all men become incorruptible,
and immortal, and they are living souls, having a perfect knowledge like
unto us in the flesh, save it be that our knowledge shall be perfect.
Wherefore, we shall have a perfect knowledge
of all our guilt, and our uncleanness, and our nakedness;
and the righteous shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment,
and their righteousness, being clothed with purity, yea, even
with the robe of righteousness.
shall come to pass that when all men shall have passed from this first death
unto life, insomuch as they have become immortal, they must appear
before the judgment-seat of the Holy One of Israel; and then cometh the
judgment, and then must they be judged according to the holy judgment of God (2 Nephi 9:11-19).
The Testimony of Abinadi
And if Christ had not risen from the dead or have
broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death
should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.
But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath
no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.
He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a
light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which
is endless, that there can be no more death.
Even this mortal shall put on immortality,
and this corruption shall put on incorruption, and shall be
brought to stand before the bar of God, to be judged of him according
to their works whether they be good or whether they be evil—
be good, to the resurrection of endless life and happiness; and if they
be evil, to the resurrection of endless damnation, being delivered up to
the devil, who hath subjected them, which is damnation— (Mosiah 16:7-11).
The Testimony of Amulek
Therefore, the wicked remain as though there had been
no redemption made, except it be the loosing of the bands of death; for behold,
the day cometh that all shall rise from the dead and stand before God,
and be judged according to their works.
Now, there is a death which is called a temporal
death; and the death of Christ shall loose the bands of this temporal death,
that all shall be raised from this temporal death.
The spirit and the body shall be reunited
again in its perfect form; both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper
frame, even as we now are at this time; and we shall be brought to stand
before God, knowing even as we know now, and have a bright recollection of all
Now, this restoration shall come to all,
both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked
and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads
be lost; but every thing shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it
is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the
bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one
Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or
whether they be evil.
behold, I have spoken unto you concerning the death of the mortal body,
and also concerning the resurrection of the mortal body. I say unto you
that this mortal body is raised to an immortal body, that is from
death, even from the first death unto life, that they can die no more;
their spirits uniting with their bodies, never to be divided; thus the
whole becoming spiritual and immortal, that they can no more see
corruption. (Alma 11:41-45).
The Testimony of Alma
Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of him who created you? Do you look forward with an eye of faith, and view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in incorruption, to stand before God to be judged according to the deeds which have been done in the mortal body? (Alma 5:15).
And Amulek hath spoken plainly concerning death and being raised from this mortality to a state of immortality, and being brought before the bar of God, to be judged according to our works (Alma 12:12).
The dead shall come forth, and be reunited, both soul and body, and be brought to stand before God, and be judged according to their works. Yea, this bringeth about the restoration of those things of which hath been spoken by the mouths of the prophets. The soul shall be restored to the body, and the body to the soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be restored to its body; yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost; but all things shall be restored to their proper and perfect frame (Alma 40:21-23).
I say unto thee, my son, that the plan of restoration is requisite with the justice of God; for it is requisite that all things should be restored to their proper order. Behold, it is requisite and just, according to the power and resurrection of Christ, that the soul of man should be restored to its body, and that every part of the body should be restored to itself.
And it is requisite with the justice of God that men
should be judged according to their works; and if their works
were good in this life, and the desires of their hearts were good, that
they should also, at the last day, be restored unto that which is good.
And if their works are evil they shall
be restored unto them for evil. Therefore, all things shall be
restored to their proper order, every thing to its natural frame—mortality
raised to immortality, corruption to incorruption—raised
to endless happiness to inherit the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to
inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on one hand, the other on the other—
Do not suppose, because it has been spoken
concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness.
Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness (Alma 41:1–10).
But God ceaseth not to be God, and mercy claimeth the penitent, and mercy cometh because of the atonement; and the atonement bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead; and the resurrection of the dead bringeth back men into the presence of God; and thus they are restored into his presence, to be judged according to their works, according to the law and justice (Alma 42:23).
The Testimony of Mormon
And their flesh, and bones, and blood lay upon the face of the earth, being left by the hands of those who slew them to molder upon the land, and to crumble and to return to their mother earth … And the day soon cometh that your mortal must put on immortality, and these bodies which are now moldering in corruption must soon become incorruptible bodies; and then ye must stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, to be judged according to your works; and if it so be that ye are righteous, then are ye blessed with your fathers who have gone before you (Mormon 6:15, 21).
The Testimony of Moroni
And now I bid unto all, farewell. I soon go to rest in the paradise of God, until my spirit and body shall again reunite, and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge of both quick and dead. Amen (Moroni 10:27).
For a trump shall sound both long and loud, even as upon Mount Sinai, and all the earth shall quake, and they shall come forth—yea, even the dead which died in me, to receive a crown of righteousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am, to be with me, that we may be one (D&C 29:13).
And thus did I, the Lord God, appoint unto man the days of his probation—that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life, even as many as would believe (D&C 29:43).
For as ye have looked upon the long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage, I will show unto you how the day of redemption shall come, and also the restoration of the scattered Israel.
But before the arm of the Lord shall fall, an angel shall sound his trump, and the saints that have slept shall come forth to meet me in the cloud. Wherefore, if ye have slept in peace blessed are you; for as you now behold me and know that I am, even so shall ye come unto me and your souls shall live, and your redemption shall be perfected; and the saints shall come forth from the four quarters of the earth. Then shall the arm of the Lord fall upon all nations (D&C 45:45–47).
Yea, and blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforth, when the Lord shall come, and old things shall pass away, and all things become new, they shall rise from the dead and shall not die after, and shall receive an inheritance before the Lord, in the holy city. And he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and hath kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless, it is appointed to him to die at the age of man. Wherefore, children shall grow up until they become old; old men shall die; but shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world the resurrection of the dead (D&C 63:49–52).
For notwithstanding they [the righteous] die,
they also shall rise again, a spiritual body. They who are of a celestial
spirit shall receive the same body which was a natural body;
even ye shall receive your bodies, and your glory shall be that glory
by which your bodies are quickened (D&C 88:27-28).
In all their afflictions he was afflicted. And the
angel of his presence saved them; and in his love and in his pity, he redeemed
them, and bore them, and carried them all the days of old. Yea, and Enoch
also, and they who were with him; the prophets who were before him; and Noah
also, and they who were before him; and Moses also, and they who were
before him; and from Moses to Elijah, and from Elijah to John,
who were with Christ in his resurrection, and the holy apostles,
with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, shall be in the presence of the Lamb.
And the graves of the saints shall be opened; and they shall come forth and
stand on the right hand of the Lamb, when he shall stand on Mount Zion, and
upon the holy city, the New Jerusalem; and they shall sing the song of the Lamb,
day and night forever and ever (D&C 133:53–56).
Their sleeping dust was to be restored unto its perfect frame, bone to his bone, and the sinews and the flesh upon them, the spirit and the body to be united never again to be divided, that they might receive a fulness of joy … For the dead had looked upon the long absence of their spirits from their bodies as a bondage (D&C 138:17, 50).