Mormons believe that after death, all good people will end up in one of three kingdoms of glory: the Celestial Kingdom, for the most faithful Mormons, the Terrestrial, for good people who were not as worthy, and the Telestial Kingdom for people who refused the gospel.
Mormons strive hard to attain to the Celestial glory because they are taught that if they are worthy enough, they will live together with their families forever in this Kingdom. But when one member of their family begins to question and doubt Mormonism, their hopes for their family being together forever in eternity falls apart.
One Mormon woman was sitting right next to her doubting husband when her bishop said to her as they were meeting with him in his office, “Don’t worry if your husband leaves Mormonism, we can find a worthy priesthood holder for you.”
She was shocked! She didn’t want him to find a new husband for her. She wanted him to answer his questions so that they could stay together as a family in heaven. Eventually, her husband’s questions became her questions and together they learned that the reason their bishop couldn’t answer their questions was because there are no good answers for the problems in Mormonism.
Leaving Mormonism and embracing the biblical gospel, former Mormons learn that heaven is not divided in to three kingdoms that will separate unworthy family members from each other. The Bible teaches that no one is worthy of heaven because all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), so it is by faith in Christ’s payment for sin that we can become worthy to live together forever in the only kingdom of heaven (Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:46).
When the Bible speaks of three heavens, it is only referring to the sky — the first heaven (Genesis 1:20, Revelation 19:17), space — the second heaven (Psalm 19:1), and God’s kingdom — the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12:2). Because Mormonism distorts the gospel by teaching people to earn heaven through their works, it cannot be considered Christian.
The Mormon idea that marriage can extend into eternity was disputed by the teachings of Christ. In Matthew 22:29-30, when Jesus was told about a woman who had been married to seven husbands on the earth, he was asked:
“Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”