Do LDS believe that the souls of the unbaptised-LDS dead are in hell? Do they believe that picking a name out of a book and “performing” a baptism on the name of a dead person moves their soul from hell to heaven? Not being sarcastic, I just really have no idea what this is supposed to accomplish.
posted on 05/02/2008 12:48:34 PM PDT
(Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
As a person who was once LDS, I will try to explain it.
Mormons believe in three levels of heaven. ALL people (universal salvation) get to one of the levels. There are required ordinances that one must perform in order to move to a higher Kingdoms. Without a Mormon baptism, one is relegated to the lower kingdom, never having a chance to dwell with God in the highest Kingdom or Christ who is a separate personage.
posted on 05/02/2008 12:53:19 PM PDT
(To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
To: workerbee; colorcountry; restornu
FWIW, the names of the "three levels of heaven" that colorcountry named in her response are the "Telestial", the "Terrestrial", and the "Celestial" Kingdoms. Mormon FReeper restornu
recently used a graphic in one of her posts
that explains the types of persons that occupy the first two realms. It's the (dead) members of these first two groups that LDS members are "proxy baptised" for:
posted on 05/02/2008 1:22:12 PM PDT
by Alex Murphy
("Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" -- Galatians 4:16)
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