FOREORDINATION

“Before the creation of the earth, faithful women were given certain responsibilities and faithful men were foreordained to certain priesthood duties. …As people prove themselves worthy, they will be given opportunities to fulfill the assignments they then received.” (True to the Faith, p. 70)

Mormonism teaches that Jesus Christ was foreordained to carry out the Atonement for all humankind. In the same way, some men and women are foreordained with certain missions to fulfill during their mortal lives. Foreordination occurred in the pre-mortal world and was granted to worthy spiritual beings. However, in this mortal life, a Mormon’s foreordination can only be uncovered through righteous living and exercising agency.