Sin must be conquered before death will be conquered

We think that death is conquered for all because all were subject unto death because of Adam. As in Adam all die, so in Christ all shall be made alive.

But all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. What good will it do us if the death of Adam is conquered for us, but we are resurrected as less worthy men than he was.

Sin must be conquered before death will be conquered for any man. As long as there is sin, there will be death. That is the meaning of this verse:

D&C 93:33 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.
35 The elements are the tabernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple.

It is also the meaning of Joseph Smith’s statement that “The last enemy that will be conquered is death”.


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John Robertson

I am nothing more than a regular member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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