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One of the most important events in the history of mankind was the Grand Council. Please read this article first if you have not already read it:
The Grand Council

With that article in mind, I need to make a comment about the theory of evolution. The theory of evolution is a mirror-image of the gospel of Jesus Christ!!! The theory of evolution is satan's perfect doctrine!!!

For example, the theory of evolution replaces Adam and Eve with the theory of evolution (Lucifer/satan hated Adam because of the Grand Council).
LDS Doctrines Versus Evolution Doctrines, Some Of Which Are In Alma 30 In the Book of Mormon

To eliminate people from believing in Adam and Eve, the theory of evolution claims that we humans "evolved" from some other primate, such as bonobo!!! Anyone who believes in the theory of evolution cannot believe that Adam and Eve were real people.

The Book of Mormon (i.e. a product of God) knew all of this was coming.

A Question For LDS Scholars

Before going any further, let's have some fun by starting with a simple one-question quiz (do not cheat by looking beyond this section before taking the quiz).

Click this link for the question:
A One-Question Quiz For LDS Scholars

The next section will provide the answer.

The Answer

Every scholar in the church would give the same answer:
1) Celestial Kingdom,
2) Terrestrial Kingdom,
3) Telestial Kingdom,
4) Son of Perdition

But that is not correct!!!!!

This is the correct answer:
1) Celestial Kingdom,
2) Terrestrial Kingdom,
3) Telestial Kingdom,
4) "Like Unto the Son Of Perdition" (the one most people will miss)
5) Son of Perdition

The original versus from which this phrase comes from:
Book Of Mormon: 3 Nephi 29:5-7 (especially verse 7)

Note that there are two very specific criteria for fitting into this cateogry AND BOTH OF THEM MUST BE MET (verse 7):
1) to get gain,
2) to claim that "there can be no miracle wrought by Jesus Christ"

I should note that no one can honestly claim that Jesus Christ was not a real person!! There are ample documents, other than the Bible, which were written shortly after the life of Christ, which mention that Christ was a real person. So that should never be an issue.

So who fits into the "Like Unto the Son of Perdition" category?? Before giving my opinion to this question I want to emphasize that some of these punishments are so severe that only Heavenly Father himself can make the final determination as to who will fit into these categories, especially the bottom two categories listed above!!!

But I want to speculate on four of the candidates even though Heavenly Father may justifiably overrule me on any of my opinions or they may repent in time to be forgiven!! The reason I want to speculate is to give the reader a model of the type of people who I think will fit into the fourth category.

Let me start by quoting a section of a speech given by Elder Jeffery Holland (one of the apostles of the LDS church) at BYU titled: "Bound By Loving Ties:"

  • "We are so fortunate—and grateful—that modern technology gives us unprecedented personal freedom, access to virtually unlimited knowledge, and communication capability beyond anything ever known in this world’s history, but neither technology nor its ­worthy parent science can give us much moral guidance as to how to use that freedom, where to benefit from that knowledge, or what the best purpose of our communication should be. It has been principally the world’s great faiths—religion, those ligatures to the Divine we have been speaking of—that do that, that speak to the collective good of society, that offer us a code of conduct and moral compass for living, that help us exult in profound human love, and that strengthen us against profound human loss.

    If we lose consideration of these deeper elements of our mortal ­existence—divine elements, if you will—we lose much, some would say most, of that which has value in life. The legendary German sociologist Max Weber once described such a loss of religious principle in society as being stuck in an “iron cage” of disbelief. And that was in 1904! Noting even in his day the shift toward a more luxurious but less value-laden society, a society that was giving away its priceless spiritual and religious roots, Weber said in 1918 that “not summer’s bloom lies ahead of us, but rather a polar night of icy darkness."

    But of course not everyone agrees that religion does or should play such an essential role in civilized society. Recently the gloves have come off in the intellectual street fighting being waged under the banner of the “New Atheists.” Figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens are some of the stars in what is, for me, a dim firmament. These men are as free to express their beliefs—or, in their case, ­disbeliefs—as any other, but we feel about them what one Oxford don said about a colleague: “On the surface, he’s profound, but deep down, he’s [pretty] superficial.”
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    Speech At BYU: "Bound By Loving Ties" (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland)

The four highlighted names mentioned in the prior paragraph easily fit into the category of "like unto the son of perdition," but as I said, only Heavenly Father can make the final determination!!! Some people may repent in time to avoid the punishment.

I should note, as one example, that the Book of Mormon was published in 1830, whch was more than 110 years before Richard Dawkins, an obvious candidate for this punishment, was even born in 1941!!! But again I mention that only Heavenly Father knows for sure who the candidates are!!!

It is very, very clear that some people will fit into this category or the Book of Mormon would not mention this category!!!

Now in my personal opinion, college teachers and high school teachers are very unlikely to fit into this category because they are not specifically paid to spread the message of atheism and more importantly because it is not likely they would be allowed to mock religion, such as the miracles of Christ, in their classrooms. But again, only Heavenly Father knows for sure who will fit into this category.

See also this article and search for all references to the phrase "like unto the son of perdition":
Article: The First Book To Describe The Theory of Evolution Was NOT Written By Charles Darwin

Let me emphasize how much Lucifer/satan hates Adam (read the references if you haven't already read them):
Article: Why The Theory Of Evolution Attacks Adam and Eve

The theory of evolution is a mirror-image of the doctrines of Christ and His church on earth today: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!!!

Sons Of Perdition

Regarding the punishment of the "Son of Perdition" (the worst punishment in the above list), any Latter-Day Saint scholar will be familiar with Joseph Smith's King Follett Discourse which talks a lot about the Son of Perdition. I have a copy of this incredible speech on this website:
Speech By Joseph Smith: King Follett Discourse - April 7, 1844

However, the King Follett Discourse was not the first place this punishment was mentioned. A less-known resource for this punishment is the Book of Mormon, when Alma the Younger was repremanding his wayword son Corianton. But Alma the Younger did not specifically mention the phrase "Son of Perdition" but he clearly was talking about it in Alma 39:5-6:
Scriptures: Alma 39:5-6

See also this article:
The Kingdoms After Death

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