Answers to Gospel Questions 4:59; “Before continuing with this discourse, let us pause and consider the expression that death comes to fulfil the “merciful plan of the great Creator.”… Many mortals do not believe that death is a merciful plan…The fall therefore was a necessary part of the plan of salvation, and Jacob speaks of it as a “merciful plan of the Creator.” Surely no one wishes to remain in mortality when he becomes old and helpless. Death comes to all as a merciful, and not a fearful thing, especially to the person who dies with the assurance of a righteous resurrection.”
Colossians 2:6-8; “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
Death was never a merciful plan God intended for mankind and to teach otherwise is blasphemous.