Becoming as Saviors to Our Departed Loved Ones
Ensign, Nov. 2006, pg 11; “President Hinckley has told us that ‘just as our Redeemer gave His life as a vicarious sacrifice for all men, and in so doing became our Savior, even so we, in a small measure, when we engage in proxy work in the temple, become as saviors to those on the other side who have no means of advancing unless something is done in their behalf by those on earth’ (Discourses of President Gordon B. Hinckley, Volume 2: 2000-2004 , 265).
“This is such meaningful service we give because our departed brothers and sisters literally become more connected to us.” – Richard H. Winkel, “The Temple Is About Families”
Isaiah 64:6; “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
1 Timothy 2:5; “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
Proverbs 25:14; “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.”
“Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.” – (ESV)
What is it that makes someone think that God’s grace is not sufficient? What part of God wouldn’t take care of the salvation He created for people throughout the years?
Why would God create people, not provide a way individually to get to heaven and then send them to hell? Why would you choose to worship such a god as this?
Scripture is clear. He’s provided a way and has always done so. It’s also clear that there is only ONE way to heaven and that is through Christ Jesus.
The Bible isn’t about the atonement of Jesus and the way of salvation through Tom, Dick or Harry. It’s the gospel of Jesus and Him crucified providing a way for you to live eternally with Him in heaven.
He did the work and only He gets the glory because only He is God Almighty!