“What about those who have never heard?”

 

The baptismal font in the Cardston Alberta LDS Temple.
Vicarious baptisms for the dead are performed in temples around the world.
(Click to enlarge.)

 

This week’s regular Thursday column in the Deseret News:

 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581566/What-about-those-who-have-never-heard.html

 

 Posted from Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

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  • RaymondSwenson

    When people attack us for offering salvation to others through temple ordinances, I point out that the attitude of certain other denominations is “They can all go to hell.” Indeed, I think the judgmentalism in the attitude of certain denominations is a direct cause of why their membership is shrinking. A senior Southern Baptist official said as much when the first declines were reported a few years ago. Interestingly, the net loss each year is about what the SBC estimated as the rate at which its members were becoming Mormons. I think there is a case to be made that a people’s concept of the character of God is reflected in their own capacity for love and forgiveness.


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