Most people don't understand well the doctrines of their church. That includes LDS members, though the active ones probably understand our basic tenets better than those of other churches. Most Trinitarians do not understand the Trinity well (most believe in modalism, a few even believe in the Godhead of separate beings). Most people float around looking for a church that fits their social and cultural strata, not their spiritual understanding. Of course that doesn't apply to us, as once you buy your house, you are pretty much stuck with one ward.
For many who enjoy family here, but are looking forward to playing harps and singing in choirs in the next life, I think they will be totally happy in the Terrestrial Kingdom. It will be far greater than anything they can imagine a heaven being. Will they miss their families? Perhaps. Or maybe they'll be happy seeing others in the same kingdom as friends, brothers and sisters. If progression between kingdoms ends up being a possibility, perhaps it becomes an incentive for those who desire to grow to eventually become celestialized. I dunno. I think that it may be possible, just that it would take them "worlds without end" (DC 131) to achieve it, meanwhile those already in the kingdom would have advanced in kingdoms and dominions and glory far beyond what any Terrestrial person could ever imagine. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe chet: What's especially ironic is that - despite what their churches' doctrines are - almost every member of those churches believe that their marriages (current or otherwise) are meant to last forever. > ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================