Some Saints Will Be Redeemed; Others Will Not
Doctrine and Covenants 45:55–59
55 And Satan shall be bound, that he shall have no place in the hearts of the children of men.
56 And at that day, when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled which I spake concerning the ten virgins.
57 For they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day.
58 And the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance; and they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation.
59 For the Lord shall be in their midst, and his glory shall be upon them, and he will be their king and their lawgiver.
President Wilford Woodruff said:
“The parable of the ten virgins is intended to represent the Second Coming of the Son of Man, the coming of the bridegroom to meet the bride, the Church, the Lamb’s wife, in the last days; and I expect that the Savior was about right when He said, in reference to the members of the Church, that five of them were wise and five were foolish; for when the Lord of heaven comes in power and great glory to reward every man according to the deeds done in the body, if He finds one-half of those professing to be members of His Church prepared for salvation, it will be as many as can be expected, judging by the course that many are pursuing.”
(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff , 256.)