Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Jewish family makes peace with LDS baptism/Baptism for the Dead
I was a little surprised to read on CNN.com this morning a headline that says: "Holocaust survivors to Mormons: Stop baptisms of dead Jews". I wonder how many people are going to get the wrong impression of the doctrine of baptism for the dead because of this. Certainly their curiosity about what Mormons believe will be piqued--but will they understand it the way we understand it? Elder Lance B. Wickman was properly quoted in the article explaining that "if our work for the dead is properly understood ... it should not be a source of friction to anyone. It's merely a freewill offering."
Since this is bound to become a topic of conversation across America today, I thought I'd provide the link to a wonderful article:
Jewish family makes peace with LDS baptism
As well as an interesting blog post:
Why Your Ancestors May Want You to Be Pro-Choice