It is interesting that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is all about their temples and saving dead people through baptisms for the dead when their very own Book of Mormon speaks out against it. This in itself is a contradiction to the very teachings of Mormonism. It speaks about no second chances and that if we were evil in this life, our spirits will be sealed to the devil in the next. It reads, “ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world. For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked.” (Alma 34:34,35) Wow! Mormons must really hate these verses if they believe in baptisms for the dead.
Therefore, Christians are correct about the following verse in 1 Corinthians, chapter 15, which reads, “else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:29) Paul simply was asking why certain individuals were doing baptisms for dead people. People may have been doing this evil practice then, and Paul was speaking against it. The same is said in the Book of Mormon, which I do not support, but think is interesting. Lastly, baptisms for the dead is a false practice because there are no second chances after death. John wrote, “he that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:7,8) Therefore, we need to consider living for Jesus in this life, for there are no second chances in death. The contradiction I bring up today should not be taken lightly, but taken seriously. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people in all the world will come to know You as their Lord and Savior. Time is ticking and we don’t know when this life will end. We also do not know when You will return, Jesus. So many people live for the moment, in order to feel the rush when it comes to drugs, alcohol, fornication, and more. People try everything under the sun in order for the flesh to feel a certain way that is not natural when the Holy Spirit is able to fulfill everything our hearts truly desire and need. If people learned to listen to You and do Your will, they would be so much happier in this life than doing anything else. Lord, I give You thanks for putting boldness in my heart, so that I might share the gospel with others and not feel overwhelmed, burdened, or intimidated by people. All the butterflies are over because Your Spirit is in me. I am alive because You are still with me. I truly believe that I should have died many times, but You have kept me going long enough to fulfill Your will on this earth. God, I do not know when my life will end, but when it does, I pray that You will take me safely home. I love You. Amen.