Mormon Dilemma 100

17 November

Posthumous Baptisms for Murderers

Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune, June 3, 2009; “Prominent fundamentalist Mormons, most of whom were excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for practicing polygamy while they were alive, have been posthumously re-baptized in LDS temples, a Salt Lake City researcher says.

Helen Radkey said in a new report that she obtained church records on 20 fundamentalists — from murderer Ervil LeBaron to Joseph Musser to Rulon Jeffs — showing that they’ve been baptized and have had their plural marriages “sealed” for time and eternity by proxy LDS members, one as recently as this year.

Perhaps the most puzzling ordinances, Radkey said, are those that “seal” women to men whom they had divorced, mostly over the polygamy issue…

Romans 1:28; And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.

Interesting…according to D&C 42:79 murderers can never have forgiveness. 

Also interesting is the Mormon response to my questioning baptisms for the dead.  Every time (yes, every time) I question this practice the Mormon will tell me that it’s up to the person already dead to accept or reject the ordinance done for them. 

My concern is why are you doing this?  The person is dead.  According to the Book of Mormon those who die in their sins are dead and it’s too late for them.  Jesus told the Pharisees in Luke 16:19-31 that it’s too late to help those who’ve already died. 

Why not take the extra time you’d have by not going into the temple and study the Bible to see what God has to say about these things? 

And if a woman LEFT HER HUSBAND for polygamy while she was alive what makes you think she’d change her mind in heaven?  Isn’t heaven supposed to be the place with no more tears?  Why would she want to be in a polygamous marriage in heaven?

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