"Few" people realize why they are born. Nobody can remember much before they are 2 or 3 years old. In Genesis 3:22 God said about Adam after he had eaten the fruit, that he has become as one of US, to "know good and evil."
The reason you don't remember a former life with your Father IN HEAVEN, is to give you a chance to learn about evil and choose good for yourself. God won't force you to return and live in heaven. That must be your own choice. If you could remember it there, you wouldn't try to stay alive here on earth.
When men "realize" that they are children OF GOD, they aspire to higher goals. We didn't evolve from some bug or worm. We come to this earth for a special purpose. We are only here for an instant "of eternity."
In the Bible we read about death: THEN shall the dust return to the earth as it was: AND THE SPIRIT shall return unto God who gave it" (Ecclesiastes 12: 7)
"And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, "WHO" DID SIN, this man "OR" HIS PARENTS, that he was born blind?" (John 9: 1-2)
His disciples "realized that" the man could be responsible for his own blindness because of what he did before birth.
Peter said: "Yea, I think it meet, AS LONG AS I AM IN THIS TABERNACLE, (Body) to Stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I MUST PUT OFF THIS MY TABERNACLE (Body)." (2 Peter 1: 13-14)
Paul said: "Furthermore we have had Fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection UNTO THE FATHER "OF SPIRITS," AND LIVE? (AND LIVE!) ( Hebrews 12: 9 )
We all know that H2O is water. When it goes above 212 degrees it becomes steam. Below 32 degrees it becomes ice. It is always still H20. Your spirit has existed for eons of time after it was born in heaven. The veil of mortal life has caused you to forget most of your pre-earth life.
Again Paul said: "Blessed be the God AND Father of our lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings "IN" heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him BEFORE the foundation of the world (millions of years ago) Having predestinated us.
That in the dispensation of the fullness of times (now) he might gather together in one all things in Christ…In whom also we have obtained an inheritance BEING PREDESTINATED according to the purpose of him who worketh all things." (Ephesians 1: 3-5, 10-11)
Joseph said: "There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit Is matter, BUT is more fine OR pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes. We cannot see it, but when our bodies are purified, we shall see that it is all matter." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith 301)
"The spirit IS a substance; that it is material, BUT that it is more pure, elastic AND refined matter than the body; that it existed before the body, can exist in the body; AND will exist separate from the body, WHEN the body will be mouldering in the dust; AND WILL in the resurrection be again united with it"
Jude 6 says: "And the angels which kept "not" their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day."
"How art thou fallen FROM HEAVEN, O LUCIFER. son of the "morning" (an "early" born spirit son). for thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend Into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the "stars" of God" (Isaiah 14:12-13) Santa has his THRONE for kid to come and sit on his lap and pray to him OR ask him for their blessings.
So the devil wants to he above the stars of God who sang and shouted for joy, remember Job 38
Some are fighting Satan here on earth, like we did before. Many don't want to become perfect like their Father in Heaven. They love the devil's kingdom more in this world.
There are "over 80" other scriptures about PRE mortal life, and why we are now here on earth to decide where to spend eternity.
I have respect for Brigham Young as a man who "tried" to properly lead and bless the Mormon pioneers. In 1871 he sald: "The men are the lords of the earth, AND they are more inclined to reject the Gospel than the women. The women are a great deal more inclined to believe the truth than the men; they comprehend it more quickly, AND are submissive AND easy to teach, AND IF we canot save the men, let us save the women for God's sake, AND do not Find fault with us.
We shall gather AND save all we can. The rise and cause of our persecutions have been just the same AS it has ever been in the experience of the Saints of God. "WHO" WERE THE LEADERS and FOREMOST IN THE RANKS OF THE SAVIOR'S PERSECUTORS? THE SCRIBES (recordkeepers) AND THE PHARISEES (church leaders).
The priests; they have always led the van, "AND" always will.
As I used to say to the ministers, when traveling and preaching. "I will not dispute.
If you want the truth I will give it to you; and if you have a truth that I have not, I
want all you have; but contention is not my calling."
Joseph Smith once said: "Every man has a natural, AND in our country, a constitutional right to be a false prophet, as well as a true prophet If I show, verily, that I have the truth of God' AND SHOW THAT ninety-nine Out of every hundred professing religious ministers "ARE false" teachers, having no authority, WHILE THEY PRETEND TO HOLD THE KEYS OF GOD'S KINGDOM ON EARTH, AND was to kill them because they are false teachers, it would deluge the whole world with blood." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith page 345) CLICK HERE to see more about the Kingdom of God.
I can tell you what I know today. That there are so-o many "False" (Phony) Prophets AND leaders, who claim to hold all the keys that it can make you sick and tired of all their Stories.
I don't even "claim" to hold all the keys. I don't even know
what all the keys are. On Thanksgiving Day 1986 circumstances were that I was hundreds of
miles from home, and could not be with my family. BUT Jesus Christ came and conferred
"two" keys upon my head that day, that I had never heard of before. Just a few
days ago (October 4, 1989) I received other keys that I never knew existed. Like LDS Hymn
27 says: "Sacrifice BRINGS forth the BLESSINGS OF HEAVEN."
The LDS 9th Article of Faith says: "We believe "all" that God has revealed, all
that He does now reveal, AND we believe that He "WILL YET"
reveal many great AND Important things pertaining to the
Kingdom of God."
The Kingdom of God CLICK HERE
Please READ all the Nuclear War information on the Nuclear War Comes link. I do want you to live.