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 the spirit world see us?
Yes, when needed. President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) said that those in the spirit world can see us more clearly than we can see them and that “their solicitude for us and their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves.” 4

4.Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. (1939), 430–31.”

Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.”

Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it”

Job 14:12 “So man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, They will not awake Nor be roused from their sleep.”

Psalm 146:4 “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.”

I know, I know, we’ve talked about this before! However, I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring the LDS reference above to the attention of our readers.

While searching for an unrelated quote on the LDS website, I came across a page they published for their youth explaining what happens after death. While we receive many e-mails and comments from LDS members telling us the old teachings don’t apply today, we must  remind them that their teachings are still relevant today. Case in point is our reference above.

Oh dear ones, whether you’re a Christian, or LDS, I pray you know and fully understand that consulting with the dead, or searching after them, is evil in the eyes of the Lord! Not only has His word shown us dead people cannot respond, or mill around us as living human beings, our God has also shown us in the Pentateuch this is necromancy.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”

Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary defines a necromancer this way –

‘a primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship :- ask, × at all, care for, × diligently, inquire, make inquisition, [necro-] mancer, question, require, search, seek [for, out], × surely.’

Please, do pray for those who believe baptizing dead people is godly, and for those who read the LDS site listing this heresy!

A great article on this subject that I highly recommend can be found at AmazingFacts.org.

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18