“One by One”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Elder Bruce R. McConkie has written: “Some mortals have been translated. in this state they are not subject to sorrow [except for the sins of the world—3 Nephi 28:9] or to disease or to death. No longer does blood (the life-giving element of our present mortality) flow in their veins. Procreation ceases.

If they then had children, their offspring would then be denied a mortal probation, which all worthy spirits must receive in due course. They have power to move and live in both a mortal and an unseen sphere. All translated beings undergo another change in their bodies when they gain full immortality. This change is the equivalent of a resurrection. Millennial man will live in a state akin to translation. His body will be changed so that it is no longer subject disease or death as we know it, although lie will be changed in the twinkling of an eye to full immortality when he is a hundred years of age.” (Millennial Messiah, p. 644.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4