Chicken N. Backpacks
Date: December 03, 2017 09:00PM
I don't think I'm wrong on this one: the guy flat-out is wrong and misleading when he answers this Q:
"Doesn't baptizing the dead in the Mormon faith take away from personal responsibility and judgment, according to Galatians 6:5 and 2 Corinthians 5:10?"
Here's the meat of his answer:
"No, because we don’t baptize the dead into the Mormon faith. That would be pointless.
What it should more accurately be understood as is being baptized by proxy for and in behalf of someone who is deceased; so that when the person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and desires to be baptized in the next life, they will have the opportunity to accept the baptism performed on earth by the living on their behalf.
If those who never learned of Jesus Christ in this life and who died without baptism were never given the opportunity to be baptized as Jesus said was necessary (John 3:5 and Matthew 3:15), then life would be not only unfair, but cruel.
Instead, our God is a just and merciful God and has prepared a way for every one of God’s children who has ever lived to be saved according to His glorious plan of salvation through the Atonement of the Begotten Son of the Father, Jesus Christ. And, I should add, there is no other way given whereby anyone can be saved, except through the grace and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
So God’s plan of salvation includes a way for those who died without a knowledge of Jesus or baptism..."
OK, this guy completely leaves out the fact that mormons only view *their* baptism as "certified", and doesn't mention that about two minutes after a person gets BFD, they are confirmed as a MEMBER OF TCOTPOTCOJCOLDS!
Am I wrong on this, or do investigators get bamboozled with shite like this non-"strait" answer??