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I read that Moroni was a man, a prophet (?) and son of another prophet, Mormon.   What I read said that when Moroni died he became the angel whom Joseph Smith saw.

It is my understanding that upon death a man becomes an exalted man, like Heavenly Father (or that he continues to work towards that exaltation).  Do LDS consider angel different beings than men?  How/why did Moroni become a different being all-together?  

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3 hours ago, fatima said:

Do LDS consider angel different beings than men? 

From our chuch website:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/gs/angels?lang=eng


Angels

There are two kinds of beings in heaven who are called angels: those who are spirits and those who have bodies of flesh and bone. Angels who are spirits have not yet obtained a body of flesh and bone, or they are spirits who have once had a mortal body and are awaiting resurrection. Angels who have bodies of flesh and bone have either been resurrected from the dead or translated.

 

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How/why did Moroni become a different being all-together?  

Our chuch believes that everyone will be resurrected, but at different times.  I would presume that Moroni was resurrected when he was because he had a work to do.

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(To best answer this I'm going to break the original post up in a weird way).

4 hours ago, fatima said:

I read that Moroni was a man, a prophet (?) and son of another prophet, Mormon.   What I read said that when Moroni died he became the angel whom Joseph Smith saw.

It is my understanding that upon death a man becomes an exalted man, like Heavenly Father (or that he continues to work towards that exaltation).  Do LDS consider angel different beings than men?  How/why did Moroni become a different being all-together?  

"Angel" means "messenger".  Yes, Moroni was the messenger to Joseph Smith in this case.   LDS Christians believe that everyone is the same "species" (for horrible want of a better word).  And "angel" is a person who's being a messenger (such as Moroni). 

This does differ from other Christians faiths whom regard God as one "species", man another and angels another (if not multiple species).  

4 hours ago, fatima said:

It is my understanding that upon death a man becomes an exalted man, like Heavenly Father (or that he continues to work towards that exaltation).  

Such transformation does not happen instantly upon death.  In fact, with a handful of special exceptions (such as Moroni) LDS Christians believe that most people aren't resurrected until Christ's second coming.  Let alone exalted.  

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