Tag Archives: baptisms for the dead

Joseph Smith and Simon the Sorcerer Compared

07 July

“The Joy of Redeeming the Dead”; “…Every prophetsince Joseph Smith has emphasized the imperative need to provide all ordinances for ourselves and our deceased ancestors.” — Richard G. Scott [emp. mine]   Acts 8:9-24; “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of […]

Redeeming the Dead Essential to Your Salvation

05 February

Church News, ‘Family History Blesses the Living as Well as the Dead,’ 24 February 2015; “Building the family is at the center of the plan of salvation, the leaders taught. On the other side of the veil, individuals will be organized into families through ordinances that take place in temples. Because of the importance of […]

Whom Do You Follow: Jesus or Joseph?

20 January

Introduction to Family History Student Manual, (2012), Chapter 7: Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances; “Elder Russell M. Nelson explained that a newly updated Family Search computer program facilitates family history work and helps Church members determine what temple ordinances have or have not been performed for each individual ancestor: “The Prophet Joseph Smith said, ‘The greatest responsibility […]

Helen Radkey’s Investigation into Polygamous Mormon Temple Marriages

01 October

Today I received an incredibly cool e-mail from a researcher and writer based in Salt Lake City that I’ve admired for years now.  Her reports have exposed the Church’s practice of posthumous baptisms for the dead even after the Church has publicly announced they’ve stopped. Helen Radkey sent me a PDF version of her latest […]

Covenants and Ordinances of Mormonism

05 August

There are six saving ordinances a Mormon must receive to have eternal life. Baptism (by one holding the Mormon priesthood) Confirmation and Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (by someone holding the priesthood) Receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood (if you’re male) Washing and Anointing (occurs in the temple during the Initiatory) Endowment (in the temple) […]