Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Afterlife/Outer Darkness


Sons of Perdition

FairMormon is sometimes asked various questions about the "Sons of Perdition." This set of articles addresses specific questions.

Can women be "Sons of Perdition"

Summary: re there women who would be among those cast into outer darkness? Are there female 'Sons of Perdition'? FAIR is not aware of any official Church position on this issue. There is some evidence against the idea. The idea that women cannot become "sons of perdition" likely comes from DC 84:40-41: "Therefore, all those who receive the priesthood, receive this oath and covenant of my Father, which he cannot break, neither can it be moved. But whoso breaketh this covenant after he hath received it, and altogether turneth therefrom, shall not have forgiveness of sins in this world nor in the world to come."

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Eventual fate of the "Sons of Perdition"

Summary: Today in our Sunday School class an individual expressed the belief that the sons of perdition would be given another chance to achieve celestial glory. Could you direct me to any specific reference on this topic?

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