Lynn A. McKinlay sermonizes on where God lives; says it is at Kolob, a "great planet."

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Lynn A. McKinlay, Sermon, Bountiful First Ward Chapel, June 10, 1949, in Life Eternal: A Series of Four Lectures, ed. Lynn A. McKinlay (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954), 14–15

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Abraham, Lynn A. McKinlay
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Now, can we find out where He lives? I believe we can get near to it, at any rate. Let's read in Abraham 3:2, 3. This is Abraham's testimony accepted and recorded as scripture, and Abraham was a human being like we are. Beginning with verse two, "And I saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones which were near unto it; and the Lord said unto me: these are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God; I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest." So we learn that the great planet Kolob, which is the governing planet of the order of planets that we live on now, is, to quote, "nearest unto the throne of God." Reading further in the 3rd Chapter of Abraham, we discover that Kolob is our earth's governing planet, and it is of the same order of planets as that where God lives, for its reckoning of time is the same. We now, then, are, generally speaking, two steps removed from God's order of worlds. There is our order, then the order typified by "the lesser light which is set to rule the night" and an order typified by the "greater light which is set to rule the day," of which Kolob is one. And Kolob is set "nigh unto the throne of God," and Kolob's time is after the reckoning of the Lord's time. I recommend a careful study of the first 17 verses of the 3rd Chapter of Abraham, for fuller explanations of this subject, but we have cited enough now for our purpose at present. God lives on a planet in a system of worlds two grades higher than our own. Modern astronomy has assisted us immeasurably to comprehend systems of worlds.

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