Eternal Man, pg. 26; “Rewarding Rewording – Even Latter-day Saints, when the idea is put in ways that break out of routine phraseology, may find that it shakes their ordinary ways of thinking. Here, for example, are some of its meanings and entailments…Death, like all events, is lived through. It is comparable to the loss of an arm, and that is temporary…Suicide is just a change of scenery. Through all transformations of eternity, no self can change completely into another thing. Identity remains.” – Truman Madsen
2 Corinthians 6:17-18, 7:10; “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 7:10; For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
2 Timothy 2:25-26; “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
I would imagine that Mr. Madsen was surprised to learn the truth when he saw Jesus face to face.