Other Worlds Peopled with Living Souls

12 September

earth-1 The Women of Mormondom, p. 178; “This earth is but an atom in the immensities of creations. Innumerable worlds have been peopled with “living souls” of the order of mankind; innumerable worlds have passed through their probations; innumerable worlds have been redeemed, resurrected, and celestialized. Hell-loving apostles of the sects were sending ninety-nine hundredths of this poor, young, forlorn earth to the bottomless pit. The Mormon prophet was finding out grand old universes, in exaltation with scarcely the necessity of losing a soul.

The spirit of Mormonism is universal salvation. Those who are not saved in one glory, may be saved in another.” – Eliza Roxcy Snow

Colossians 1:20; “ And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven”.

Romans 8:21; “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God”.

Hebrews 11:3; “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

As per Ms. Snow’s outlook on life, we’re only focusing on her theory of other worlds peopled with living souls. Her comments on Christianity are for another day.

The reason we’ve chosen to highlight what she said is because of its popularity within mainstream Utah Mormonism. This subject was all the rage when I was growing up (60’s – 70’s), and I just heard from a family member they’re still talking about it today in 2016.

We’re limiting ourselves to looking at just two problems with this theory, that I hope would be obvious to the mature Christian mind. If Jesus died for all men, what would be the point in destroying all of creation? Others would be unjustly annihilated by the curse through no fault of their own.

The other problem is Jesus’ redemption was for those who are physical descendants of Adam. Jesus is the Kinsman Redeemer Isaiah 59:20, and souls on other planets would obviously  not be.

Christ died once for all, and won’t be crucified over and over again for the sake of unseen planets like this one, nor would He be the bridegroom of others on unseen planetary realms because that’d make Him a polygamist…and that’s another story altogether…

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