I have not researched, but understand that Salvation gets at resurrection,
saved from death, the fall of Adam "for as in Adam all die, even so in
Christ shall all be made alive". Thus we are "saved". Did nothing to earn
it. Couldn't earn it if we wanted to. Free gift. That's the grace.

Exaltation gets at celestial kingdom, like God, with God . . . on condition
of repentance through the atonement.

Each term, salvation and exaltation, has a specific meaning; however, I
think they are often used interchangeably.

*** lurk mode back on ***

garth hamblin
juneau, alaska

-----Original Message-----
From: John W. Redelfs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 1:00 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Cc: Gerald Smith
Subject: [ZION] Salvation


Last month the high council speaker in Juneau Third Ward spoke on the topic
of Salvation, and he used the writings of Gerald Lund as his primary source
in addition to the scriptures.  During his talk he said something that I
found particularly interesting.  He said, "In the scriptures, the term
'salvation' is never used to mean anything less than exaltation or eternal
life in the highest degree of the celestial kingdom."

I don't know if this is true or not; but if it is, then it could have
settled many of the differences of opinion I had with Gary Smith, and
perhaps he would still be participating on my email lists.

In scripture, does the word "salvation" ever specifically denote a
telestial or a terrestrial glory?  Does it ever specifically denote the
condition of ministering angels who have achieved the celestial kingdom but
failed to obtain the highest degree?


John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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"There is no place in this work for those who believe only
in the gospel of doom and gloom.  The gospel is good
news.  It is a message of triumph." --Gordon B. Hinckley
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All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR

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