Works for the Dead

“Welcome to Conference,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 5; “I love the words of President Joseph F. Smith as he spoke of temple service and of the spirit world beyond mortality. Said he, ‘Through our efforts in their behalf their chains of bondage will fall from them, and the darkness surrounding them will clear away, that light may shine upon them and they shall hear in the spirit world of the work that has been done for them by their [people] here, and will rejoice with you in your performance of these duties’ (in Conference Report, Oct. 1916, 6).” – Thomas S. Monson



Ecc. 9:5-6; “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.”

The lies in teachings like this one break my heart. I can’t fathom what it must do to the Lord if we feel sad for those who are deceived. There are so many examples in the Bible that tell us once we leave this earth it’s done.

Pray for the Mormons who work relentlessly while hoping their dead relatives will accept the works they’ve done.