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Premortal Life and Mortal Life: A Fearful Symmetry

TitlePremortal Life and Mortal Life: A Fearful Symmetry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2024
AuthorsBradshaw, Jeffrey M.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsMortality; Premortal Existence

Bodily weakness, along with the varied circumstances into which we were born, provide the essential initial and ongoing conditions that shape the challenges and opportunities of our mortal probation. In life, we are not expected merely to preserve our innocence in defiance of worldly tendencies, nor are we compelled to cede to cynicism in the face of disheartening earthly experience. Rather, we are meant to follow the Savior in uniting the state of innocence with that of experience, thus joyfully fulfilling the unique mission that has been generously given to each of us.