What Happens After We Die? “What Do We Know about the Spirit World? Where is the spirit world? President Brigham Young (1801–77) taught that the spirits of those who once lived on earth remain around us on this earth, though we can’t see them.1 1.See Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), 279. … Can spirits in […]
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Joseph Smith’s ‘Communications with the Dead’
Journal of Discourses 2:44 “Who revealed to him [Joseph Smith] the plan of redemption, and of exaltation for the dead who had died without the Gospel? and the keys and preparations necessary for holy and perpetual converse with Jesus Christ, and with the spirits of just men made perfect, and with the general assembly and Church […]
Mormonism: Dead Relatives Can Visit You
Gospel Doctrine, pp. 435-436; “When messengers are sent to minister to the inhabitants of this earth, they are not strangers, but from the ranks of our kindred, friends, and fellow beings. Our fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters and friends who have passed away from this earth…bringing messages of love, warning, reproof and instruction, to those whom […]
Marvel Not at False Apostles from 2017 General Conference
Psalm 101:7; “He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: He that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.” General Conference, ‘Gathering the Family of God,’ April 2017; “Today is April 1. Two days from now, April 3, marks 181 years from the day when Malachi’s prophecy was fulfilled. On that day, Elijah did come, […]
Desiring Communication with the Dead
Recently I came across an article in Meridian Magazine titled “Finding Our Way Through the Veil” by Wallace Goddard that I found quite chilling. Before I get into the article, it’s important for you know that when Mormons talk about the veil, it’s referred to in a few different ways. One way Mormons refer to […]
Question: How Does One Baptize a Spirit?
Journal of Discourses 23:330-331; “It is our duty to build these temples. It is our duty to enter into them and redeem our dead. Joseph Smith is preaching to the spirits in prison; so are all the elders who have died in the faith. There are millions of them there, and they must have the […]
Ancestor Worship or Temple Worship?
Today we’re looking at the definition of worship in three different settings. The reason for this stems from the repeated articles on LDS websites directing members to be diligent in their temple work. Two examples can be seen in the seminars they hold, and directives telling bishops to install teenagers as ‘family history consultants’ for […]
Where is the Spirit World?
Journal of Discourses, 3:369; “When you lay down this tabernacle, where are you going? Into the spiritual world. Are you going into Abraham’s bosom? No, not anywhere nigh there but into the spirit world. Where is the spirit world? It is right here. Do the good and evil spirits go together? Yes, they do. Do […]
Dead People Visit Mormon Leaders
Necromancy and the LDS Church. Today we’re looking at what the Lord says about this, and the LDS practice of talking to dead people. They seem to have an affinity for this behavior and unfortunately, it didn’t stop with Joseph Smith. As we all know, the very foundation of Mormonism is built upon necromancy. As […]
Necromancy in Mormonism
The prevalence of necromancy in Mormonism is quite astonishing and can be seen in everything Mormons do. From Joseph Smith and the average Mormon talking to dead people to the Mormon temple endowment ceremonies; there’s always something you can spend countless hours researching. Moreover, leaders of the Church never miss a chance reminding adults and […]