Doctrine and Covenants Section 131

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Instructions by Joseph Smith the Prophet, given at Ramus, Illinois, May 16 and 17, 1843. HC 5: 392-393.

1-4, Celestial marriage is essential to exaltation in the highest heaven; 5-6, How men are sealed up unto eternal life; 7-8, All spirit is matter.

 1 In the acelestial glory there are three bheavens or degrees;

 2 And in order to obtain the ahighest, a man must enter into this border of the cpriesthood [meaning the new and deverlasting covenant of emarriage ];

 3 And if he does not, he cannot obtain it.

 4 He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an aincrease.

 5 (May 17th, 1843.) The more sure word of aprophecy means a man's knowing that he is bsealed up unto ceternal life, by revelation and the spirit of prophecy, through the power of the Holy Priesthood.

 6 It is impossible for a man to be asaved in bignorance.

 7 There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All aspirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by bpurer eyes;

 8 We cannot asee it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all bmatter.