The Purpose of Mortality

Joseph Smith:   "All men know that they must die.  And it is important that we should understand the reasons and causes of our exposure to the vicissitudes of life and of death, and the designs and purposes of God in our coming into the world, our suffering here, and our departure hence.  What is the object of our coming into existence, then dying and falling away, to be here no more?  It is but reasonable to suppose that God would reveal something in reference to the matter, and it is a subject we ought to study more than any other We ought to study it day and night, for the world is ignorant in reference to their true condition and relation." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith [1976], p.324; emphasis added)  



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Not All Purposes of Mortality Have Been Revealed

Four Main Purposes of Moraltiy   President Ezra Taft Benson

The following are teachings regarding the four purposes discussed by President Benson:

To Receive a Body

To Gain Experience Through the Knowledge of Good and Evil

To Prove Ourselves

To Have and Raise a Family