Kolob Theorem Concepts Superimposed upon Scriptures

 Edited by Richard K. Miner from the book “The Kolob Theorem -  A Mormon’s View of Gods Starry Universe” by Lynn M Hilton May 2006




 The Kolob Theorem is presented for your contemplation. These ideas are only theories. They are the result of the author’s (Lynn M Hilton and Richard K. Miner) attempts to study the scriptures and astronomy, as suggested by the Lord, and to try to understand them at least in part. We pretend no revelation. But do await the glorious day, spoken of by the Lord to Joseph Smith: “A time to come in the which nothing shall be withheld”… D&C 121:28)



 “We reject the idea that Heaven is ethereal, unfathomable, and unknowable. We propose that it can be described in terms which are concrete, realistic and understandable.” (Kolob Theorem)


All places and living entities which God has created are composed of three eternal elements:

1. Physical matter or element, ‘The elements are eternal.”

2. Spiritual matter:  D&C 131:7, All Spirit is matter”, tangible matter with structure, which is exceedingly “fine or pure” and invisible to the human eye.

3. Intelligence:  D&C 93:36“The glory of God is intelligence or in other words, light and truth.”



STATEMENT OF THE KOLOB THEOREM: All the creations of our God, Heavenly Father, are located in the sublime and orderly limits of the Milky Way Galaxy. God sits enthrone in the center of the galaxy, in the “midst of all things,” (D&C 88:13) and controls all the kingdoms His hands have made.


COROLLARY 1: LOCATION OF THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM:  In addition to God’s Throne, the celestial worlds of  Heavenly Father, and indeed the total celestial kingdom, are in the glorious hub, or central region of our Milky Way Galaxy.


COROLLARY 2: EMISSIONS FROM THE HUB OF THE GALAXY OBSCRURED BE A VEIL:  The radiations of God’s light, which proceed forth from His presence (D&C 88:12) are filtered through veils of interstellar dust, which block our mortal view of the celestial kingdom. Whenever you penetrate this “veil,” you are within the fiery environment of the celestial kingdom.


COROLLARY 3: THE NUMBER OF GOD’S CREATIONS: While the number of God’s creations is beyond the ability of man to count, each one is known unto God. These creations are of finite number at any instant in time and consist of about 150 billion stars, plus their associated planets presently exist in the Milky Way Galaxy.


COROLLARY 4: LOCATION OF THE THREE DEGREES OF GLORY: The terrestrial and telestial kingdoms are located in successive concentric, doughnut-shaped rings, round about the celestial kingdom or central hub of the Milky Way galaxy; that our sun and earth are now located in the outer or telestial ring of the galaxy.


COROLLARY 5: LOCATION OF OUTER DARKNESS: “Outer Darkness,” the place of Satan’s final banishment (D&C 76:44-49) with  the sons of perdition, is beyond the reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, where there is no light or heat, no sun or stars.


COROLLARY 6: SEQUENCE OF EARTH’S DEVELOPMENT: Our planet earth was first formed in an orbit of Kolob in the celestial core of the galaxy. It migrated out through the terrestrial ring (the Garden of Eden period), and took up its present position in an orbit of the sun, for is mortal, telestial probation. The earth will return by being pulled away from the sun, passing again through the terrestrial ring (the Millennial period), and finally regaining its original glorious orbit about Kolob in the celestial kingdom.


COROLLARY 7:  OTHER MORTAL WORLDS WITHIN THE MILKY WAY: Heavenly Father has many other worlds which follow the same pattern as earth and now exist in one of several stages of this progression; that many are now in their mortal period and are peopled with beings who look, act, and associate together as we do, for they also, are children of Heavenly Father.


COROLLARY 8: SPEED OF TRANSPORTATION: There must exist a speed of transportation of heavenly beings, faster then the speed of light, a speed such as the speed of thought.


COROLLARY 9: COUNTING TIME: Heavenly Father has a system of time – a clock, shall we say, similar to ours but ticking more slowly; in ratio as one is to360,000. Earth time is experienced only during the telestial probation of the earth; in addition a terrestrial “clock” must exist to measure the time in the Garden of Eden and the Millennium periods.


COROLLARY 10: IN HEAVEN’S IMAGE: Things on this earth are patterned after, or even descended from, heavenly originals, and we can understand heaven in part by studying this earth. God himself lives in a real place composed of actual materials on a crystal sphere – a great Urim and Thummin.


COROLLARY 11: CHILDREN OF HEAVENLY FATHER BECOME DEITIES: Faithful children of Heavenly Father who follow His celestial laws will have the opportunity, after their resurrection and exaltation in the celestial kingdom, to form new galaxies with Kolobs – each with a new hub, with suns and worlds as places of residence for thneir own countless spirit offspring giving rise to a new generation of the gods.


COROLLLARY 12: DEITIES IN ADDITION TO ELOHEIM: The un-numbered billions of external galaxies beyond our Milky Way are not the creations of Eloheim, but each has its own deity, its own celestial kingdom in its fiery core, with terrestrial and telestial kingdoms round about. Perhaps galaxies, in turn, cluster and revolve about ever-higher centers.   


God lives as a glorified, perfect Man


He created the heavens and the earth






Kolob (Show relative size of stars)


The physical locations of the three degrees of glory

            Show galaxy of Andromeda; a sister galaxy of the Milky Way galaxy



The Light of Christ

 (Christ’s)…judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things. He comprehendeth all things, and all things are before him, and all things are round about him; and he is above all things, and in all things; and is through all things, and is round about all things;



Sequence of Earth’s existence

When the earth was famed and brought into existence and man was placed upon it,  it was near the throne of our Father in Heaven. And when man fell…the earth fell into space, and took upon its abode in this planetary system, and the sun became our light… This is the glory the earth came from, and when it is glorified it will return again unto the presence of the Father.”


Speed of Transportation and communication

·         The speed of thought is instantaneous.

·         Light travels at rate of 186,000 miles per second.

·         It would take 27,000 earth years for light from Kolob to reach earth at the speed of light

·         One light year = 250 million earth circumferences

·         The galaxy is 80,000 light years in diameter


 Billions of other galaxies governed by other gods.


Conclusions and Summary: