Under God's direction, Jesus Christ created the earth. We come to earth and receive a body. We are subject to physical and spiritual trials and afflictions.
We all were given the gift of eternal life. As Jesus was resurrected, we too will be resurrected. After we die, we are judged by a loving, merciful, just God. We progress while on earth, but when we die, our progression doesn't stop. We continue to learn and grow.