Life Before, pg. 91; “God gave his children their free agency even in the spirit world, by which the individual spirits had the privilege, just as men have here, of choosing the good and rejecting the evil, or partaking of the evil to suffer the consequences of their sins. Because of this, some even there were more faithful than others in keeping the commandments of the Lord. Some were of greater intelligence than others, as we find it here, and were honored accordingly….The spirits of men were not equal. They may have had an equal start, and we know they were all innocent in the beginning; but the right of free agency which was given to them enabled some to outstrip others…” – Brent Top
John 8:23; “And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.”
If the Mormon leaders spent half the time studying the Bible that they do making stuff up they’d be amazing theologians.