Teachings Concerning the
Post Mortal Spirit World

Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection --Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.

And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.

And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of the wicked, yea, who are evil--for behold, they have no part nor portion of the Spirit of the Lord; for behold, they chose evil works rather than good; therefore the spirit of the devil did enter into them, and take possession of their house--and these shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and this because of their own iniquity, being led captive by the will of the devil.

Alma 40:11-13


Neal A. Maxwell

Of course, we still lack many details [about the spirit world] and would like to know more. Even so, we ought to pay closer attention to what has been given about the spirit world so that we can truly "cite [our] minds forward" in appropriate ways (Alma 13:1). (The Promise of Discipleship, p. 105)


The following include teachings from the Scriptures and General Authorities regarding the Spirit World:

PDF Version of all the following quotes

A complete HTML Version of all the following quotes



The Spirit World is the Next Phase of Man's Existence

The Spirit World is Part of the Second Estate

Where is the Spirit World?

Meaning of the Phrase, "The Spirits Return To God Who Gave It"

Separation of Spirits in Spirit World

Conditions in the Spirit World

The Veil is Thin Between this World and the Spirit World

Former Leaders Still Now in Spirit World Still Watch Over Mortal Chruch

Work for the Dead Performed in the Spirit World

The Faithful in this World are Called to Labor in the Spirit World

Vicarious Ordinances Necessary for the Salvation of the Dead

Communication Between With Those in the Spirit World