Seas of Glass

This earth, in its sanctified and immortal state, will be made like unto crystal and will be a Urim and Thummim to the inhabitants who dwell thereon (vs 9)...they reside in the presence of God, on a globe like a sea of glass and fire, where all things for their glory are manifest, past, present, and future (vs 7)
— D&C 130: 9 & 7

I have often WONDERED...if our universe is filled with earths that have undergone their probations and been sanctified and immortalized, becoming seas of glass, wouldn't there be some sort of indication that they're out there? I mean, we're not talking about elusive spirit matter - matter so fine it goes undetected by science even though it is in us and all around us. We are talking about solid, corporeal (howbeit pure and perfect) matter. Where are all these seas of glass hiding, where past, present and future meet? 

BLACK HOLES. And this is where I laugh because of the foreknowledge of Isaiah who said: "Woe unto them...that put darkness for light, and light for darkness." What if black holes are the glorious, celestialized spheres of the righteous? What if they're not black at all - just...well, clear (to us, anyway)? Lenses in space. I have it on good authority that a black hole is an extremely dense celestial object that has a gravitational field so strong that nothing can escape (just like the judgement of God); that they are not actually funnel-shaped but only depicted as such in gravity well models and that they are, in all probability, spherical; that no black hole has ever been observed to diminish; and that every galaxy has one supermassive black hole at its center and millions and millions of smaller black holes peppered throughout.  

The presence of a black hole is inferred and studied by detecting its effect on other matter nearby.

The presence of a black hole is inferred and studied by detecting its effect on other matter nearby.

What really kicked me in the pants was the statement by one of the astrophysicists on a World Science Festival panel discussion to the effect that all information is retained on the surface of a black hole and that there is no lineal distinction, there, between past, present and future. That really got my attention. It's amazing how mathematical calculations can predict that kind of stuff. 

Black holes have tantalized theorists for decades - unseen except for the obvious effects they exert. What began on paper as Einstein's mathematical "singularity" has now been a phenomenon we hunt for. Interesting that we never noticed them until we knew what to look for. 

Wherefore, no man can behold all my works, except he behold all my glory; and no man can behold all my glory, and afterward remain in the flesh on earth.
— Moses 1:5

If black holes are truly resurrected, perfected earths (or suns, etc), think of all that we could possibly learn about the plan of salvation from what has been observed about them thus far - things about eternal family organization. For instance, it appears that the larger the galaxy, the larger the supermassive black hole at its center. They seem to grow together, just as the glory of the Father (represented by the immensity of the black hole which isn't really black at all except to our natural eyes) increases with the growing number of His creations. 

It is supposed that black holes can only be created at the demise of stars and not planets, but looking at Einstein's gravitational/space-time singularity postulates we see the following type of language: "A gravitational singularity or space-time singularity is a location in space-time where the gravitational field of a celestial body becomes infinite in a way that does not depend on the coordinate system. The quantities used to measure gravitational field strength are the scalar invariant curvatures of space-time, which includes a measure of the density of matter. Since such quantities become infinite within the singularity, the laws of normal space-time could not exist." (Claes Uggla, 2006, "Spacetime Singularities")

There is so much more thinking to do on this subject that hasn't been thought before in our generation. Try it on for size. 

The entrance to Celestial Glory is through death and resurrection. And the Earth itself must pass through the same process in order to become the dwelling place of Celestial beings.
— Joseph Fielding Smith, D&C 88:17-20 Commentary

What say ye?