Selected Teachings on
The Plan of Salvation
is the Same on All Worlds

Joseph Fielding Smith (Quorum of the Twelve)

The same ordinances which are given us for our salvation are the ordinances required in all ages of the world. Not only that, but since our Father in heaven is unchangeable, and from everlasting to everlasting, that is from eternity to eternity, therefore his laws must be like him, also unchangeable. We may know, therefore, that the plan of salvation which has been given to us, was the same that was given to Adam (Moses 7:64-68). We can go still farther back and declare that these ordinances which are given us by which we seek salvation, have been the ordinances for salvation on other earths undergoing similar conditions, and so it will be through the countless ages of eternity. A divine law cannot be changed. The law of faith is eternal and is applied throughout the universe. The same is true of the law of repentance of baptism, and every other principle of eternal truth. (Church History and Modern Revelation, 1:102)

Bruce R. McConkie (Quorum of the Twelve)

Eternal life is the name of the kind of life [God] lives. Those who so obtain become like him and are as he is. They live in the family unit and bear spirit children of their own; they have all power, all might, and all dominion. They know all things. He ordained and established the plan of salvation to enable them to advance and progress and become like him. It includes, first, an eternity of preparation as spirit beings in a premortal life. Then comes a mortal probation, on one of the earths provided, during which the faithful must remain in communication with their Father. They must receive revelation, see visions, enjoy the gifts of the Spirit, and know God, if they are to be saved. The plan of salvation is the same on all worlds and in all ages. (The Millennial Messiah, p. 37)


"The new and everlasting covenant" is the fulness of the gospel, and the gospel is the covenant of salvation that the Lord makes with men. It is new because it has been revealed anew in our day; it is everlasting because it has always been had by faithful people, not only on this earth but on all the earths inhabited by the children of our Father. (Brigham Young University, 6 November 1977)


The Father is a glorified, perfected, resurrected, exalted man who worked out his salvation by obedience to the same laws he has given to us so that we may do the same. (A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, p. 64)