No. Mormon doctrine (as explained to me, perhaps incorrectly) says that
in the afterlife, those who weren't Mormons will have "the truth"
explained to them. It will still be THEIR choice to accept it or not.
But if they accept, they still can't get in unless baptized by proxy.
Right or wrong, those proxies are attempting to help those people.
And to the descendanst of those people protesting, I ask, WHY? If the
Mormons are wrong, their well-intentioned actions are at least keeping
them busy doing something other than proselytizing--while having
absolutely no effect on your or your ancestors.
And if they are right, then your protest makes YOU the one deciding to
keep you ancestors from the blessings.
Either way, they are also keeping records that will help any of your
descendants interested in genealogy.
Wes, that's well written. Pretty much what I'd have
written, if I could write as well. The departed ancestors
still have free choice. If we're right, we're doing them
a favor. If we're wrong, they can just ignore it.
I've been doing temple work for several years. Can't say
as anyone deceased has made his (her) presence known and
said thank you. But, who can tell? Maybe I'll find out
when I go to the Great Beyond, and they can thank me there.
Unless I've managed to baptize 72 Virginians.
You overrate yourself, son. All of us are sinners and fall short of the
glory of God. You will not be anything special in the afterlife. You
will be judged for your sins and beliefs. You will be either right or
What if we all get up there and find out that the religion that worships
cows is the only true and correct one, and we get an extra 10,000 years
in the burner for each cheeseburger we ate?
Ya makes ya bets, ya takes ya chances. We all hope we are right. I
just don't believe anything that changes every week, or goes against
itself for politics.
Wait. Hold everything. You're ALIVE???? What happens
to me if I pass before you and don't get your VHS player?
H-a-v-e you been f-u-n-n-i-n' us?
I have a lot of very nice Mormon relativities on my father's
side of the family. Me personally, I would rather have
people, even with a non-Christian Jesus, who follow the teachings
of the Christian Jesus, than professing Christians who don't follow
a damn thing Jesus teaches.
You may not know the Christian Jesus (I think you actually do),
but what is most important is that he know you. And, that is
how we treat others -- you do a good job of it. Put a lot
of us "Christians" to shame.
The Lord better take you home first. I NEED THAT VHS PLAYER!
Many years Stormin'
the riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped
Nice thing about being dead, the Spirit is so, so much
stronger. Thought you knew that? Oh, wait, you're still
Having met some Bible only church goers, I wonder some
times if they know the real Jesus. Like to think I know
some about the real Jesus, and that I do my best to
be his disciple. There is so much more I can know, do,
Did you imply that the Mormon Jesus isn't Christian?
If you mean Christian as in follows Catholics, or Nicean
Creed, I agree. If you mean the Mormon Jesus doesn't
follow only the Bible, I'm agreeing with you.
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