In the 1840s, Joseph Smith stated that the human spirit existed with God before the creation of Earth. Thus, Latter-day Saints believe in a pre-mortal existence, in which people are literally the spirit children of God, though Joseph Smith is explicitly quoted in the King Follett Sermon as saying that “God never had the power to create the spirit of man.” Latter-Day Saints often point to Jeremiah 1:5 as one example of evidence in the Bible for a pre-earth existence.

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Also see: Ps139:13Ps139:16Is 49:1Jn10:36Je1:10Je25:15–26

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Plan of salvation (Latter Day Saints)

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Graphic depicting the Plan of Salvation as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A source for this doctrine can be found in Gospel Principles. Pictures used are creative commons licensed or public domain work from Lykaestria, NASA, Pluke, and Axel Rouvin. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported