Why the RLDS Church Refuses
To Baptize Their Dead
My Sister in law is a member of the Utah based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Both Churches believe in the Bible, Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants.
Two churches who at first blush seem so similar, even in name, yet are almost diametrically apposed in doctrine and teaching.
As you can imagine,there has been passionate discussion amongst us in-laws ( of my family) as to why we believe the way we do. How can two or more people believe differently from a doctrine or teaching coming from the same books of scriptures?
I have posted the Doctrine and Covenants scriptures dealing with baptism of the dead. Why the RLDS Church does not believe nor practice this doctrine. I have taken the liberty to post the LDS and RLDS scripture reference's.
Aside from a few select scriptures which were added by the Utah LDS Church after Joseph Smith's death our Doctrine and Covenants are almost word for word identical. God Bless you and I hope you enjoy.
30For this ordinance belongeth to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me.
The RLDS Church does not argue IF baptism of the dead is of God. Our reason for not practicing baptism of the dead is due to D&C revelation given by Joseph Smith.
Saints Were Practicing Abominations?
Baptize Dead In Vain
baptism of dead revelation given January 19, 1841
36For it is ordained that in
LDS D&C 42:22
The 4 Reasons Why...
departed from God
He Confirmed It Again