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AKANIMO - I want to know the abode of resurrected personages like peter, james and john the baptist? Also are all the translated ones in the terrestrial kingdom? where are their spirits? In the spirit world?

JOEL - Resurrected beings, such as Peter, James, and John the Baptist, can reside anywhere they want. They can be in the Spirit world, or with God in His celestial heaven, or they can be with us here on earth. When a person who is bound for Celestial glory is resurrected (including anyone resurrected since Jesus), his or her immortal body will have the glory and light that corresponds to the brightness of the Celestial kingdom and therefore can exist in any sphere according to where they are needed, the same as God can.

Joseph smith said:
There are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones- For instance, Jesus said: Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. Secondly: the spirits of just men made perfect, they who are not resurrected, but inherit the same glory. (Instructions given at Nauvoo, Ill., Feb. 9, 1843; keys given whereby messengers from beyond the veil may be identified, also D&C 129:1-3)

Speaking of the Spirit World Joseph Smith jr said:
"Flesh and blood cannot go there [the spirit world]; but flesh and bones, quickened by the Spirit of God, can." (which would include resurrected beings) (Joseph Smith, Jr., Documentary History of the Church 6:52, October 9, 1848)

A translated person is not a resurrected person, but is still somehow connected with the mortal world, as explained by Jesus to the Nephites as recorded in 3 Nephi 28:8-9. John the Revelator, for example, is still in that state and will be until the second coming of the Lord.

The Prophet Joseph explained the doctrine of translation as follows:
"Many have supposed that the doctrine of translation was a doctrine whereby men were taken immediately into the presence of God, and into an eternal fullness, but this is a mistaken idea. Their place of habitation is that of the terrestrial order, and a place prepared for such characters He held in reserve to be ministering angels unto many planets, and who as yet have not entered into so great a fullness as those who are resurrected from the dead." (TPJS, 170)

So apparently translated beings reside in some sort of Terrestrial sphere, (wherever that is) having both body and spirit.

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