February 6 – Paul told us in 2 Thess. 2:4-8 that those who exalts himself to sit on the throne of God would be revealed as a man of sin. It is the man of wickedness who does this and then the Lord will “consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming”.
Paul gave us a graphic depiction of what Jesus told the multitudes in Matthew 23:12; “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”. The scribes and Pharisees were teaching they were the ones that held the power of salvation. It is clear that Jesus denied their false teachings.
For a Mormon, exaltation means salvation. “Although salvation may be defined in many ways to mean many things, in its most pure and perfect definition it is a synonym for exaltation. Mormon Doctrine, pg. 257. “then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting…For strait is the gate, and narrow the way that leadeth unto the exaltation and continuation of the lives…” D&C 132:20, 22.