Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Afterlife/Outer Darkness

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FairMormon is sometimes asked various questions about the "Sons of Perdition." This set of articles addresses specific questions. (Click here for full article)

  • Can women be "Sons of Perdition"
    Brief 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." (Click here for full article)
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  • Eventual fate
    Brief 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? (Click here for full article)
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  • Will sons of perdition be resurrected
    Brief Summary: Will sons of perdition be resurrected? There are multiple citations from Church leaders indicating that sons of perdition born into mortality will be resurrected, since "there is a time appointed that all shall come forth from the dead" (Alma 40:4). (Click here for full article)
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