Salvation is release from the guilt and power of sin through God's gift of
grace. It is provided through Christ's atonement and received by personal faith
in Christ as Savior and Lord. (see Rom. 3:20; 10:9- 10; Eph. 2:8-10)
|Jesus' atonement provided immortality for all people. Exaltation (godhood)
is available only to Mormons through obedience to LDS teachings: faith,
baptism, endowments, celestial marriage, and tithing. "Wherefore, as it is
written, they are gods, even the sons of God-Wherefore, all things are theirs"
These are some of the blessings given to exalted people:
1. They will live eternally in the presence of Heavenly Father and Jesus
Christ (see D&C, 76).
2. They will become gods.
3. They will have their righteous family members with them and will be able
to have spirit children also. These spirit children will have the same
relationship to them as we do to our Heavenly Father. They will be an eternal
4. They will receive a fullness of joy.
5. They will have everything that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have
- all power, glory, dominion, and knowledge (See GP, p. 302).
Baptism for the dead provides post-mortem salvation for non-Mormons, and is
"by immersion performed by a living person for one who is dead. This ordinance
is performed in temples" (GP, p. 375). (See also GP, chapters 18-23.)