Through the Atonement, We Will All Be Resurrected

Doctrine and Covenants 93:33–34

33 For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy;
34 And when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy.

Elder Paul V. Johnson said:

“The Resurrection is brought to pass by the Atonement of Jesus Christ and is pivotal to the great plan of salvation. [See Alma 42:23.] We are spirit children of heavenly parents. [See “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129.] When we come to this earth life, our spirit is united with our body. We experience all the joys and challenges associated with mortal life. When a person dies, their spirit is separated from their body. Resurrection makes it possible for a person’s spirit and body to be united again, only this time that body will be immortal and perfect—not subject to pain, disease, or other problems. [See Alma 11:43.]

“After resurrection, the spirit will never again be separated from the body because the Savior’s Resurrection brought total victory over death. In order to obtain our eternal destiny, we need to have this immortal soul—a spirit and body—united forever. With spirit and immortal body inseparably connected, we can ‘receive a fulness of joy.’ [D&C 93:33; 138:17.] In fact, without the Resurrection we could never receive a fulness of joy but would be miserable forever. [See 2 Nephi 9:8–9; D&C 93:34.] Even faithful, righteous people view the separation of their bodies from their spirits as captivity. We are released from this captivity through the Resurrection, which is redemption from the bands or chains of death. [See D&C 138:14–19.] There is no salvation without both our spirit and our body.

“Each of us has physical, mental, and emotional limitations and weaknesses. These challenges, some of which seem so intractable now, will eventually be resolved. None of these problems will plague us after we are resurrected.”

(“And There Shall Be No More Death,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2016, 121–22.)

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