A Comprehensive Study of

"The Great Plan of the Eternal God"
(Alma 34:9)

Joseph Smith (1805-44)Joseph Smith (1805-44) 

  "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 otherWe ought to study it day and night, for the world is ignorant in reference to their true condition and relation." (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 211; emphasis added)


Neal A. Maxwell (1926-2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
   So much more than a matter of abstract theology, this great plan can focus daily life. Its truths are crucial to how we see ourselves, others, life, the Lord, and even the universe. Or how we view a baby. Or death. Or the praise and honors of the world. This plan constitutes the mother lode of meaning and can cradle us, conceptually, amid any concern.  ("The Great Plan of the Eternal God,"Ensign, May 1984, 22)



Preliminary topics important to the study of "the great plan of the Eternal God" (Al. 34:9)


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The First Estate: The Pre-Mortal Existence of Man Click here





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The Second Estate: "The Earth During its Seven Thousand Years of its continuance, or its Temporal Existence" (D&C 77:6) Click here

Incuding the purpose of mortality, creation of the earth and man, Fall of Adam, veil of forgetfulness, Atonement of Jesus Christ, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Priesthood, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the principles and ordinances of the gospel (the process of spiritual rebirth and spiritual gifts), nourishing spirituality (spiritual rebirth), role of temple, enduring to the end, calling and election made sure, perfection, death, spirit world, rsurrection, second coming of Jesus Christ, and the Millennium and "little seaon" following


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The Third Estate: The Final Resurrected Estate of Man
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         Including, Final Judgment, the Kingdoms of Glory and Perdition (the kingdom of no glory)