Q: Do you baptize dead bodies?

October 8, 2012

Q: Do you baptize dead bodies? A: Ewww. No. Absolutely not. Baptizing corpses would be really creepy. *Shudder* We do perform ordinances for those who have died by proxy (that is, I might stand in for my great-great grandmother or something). Those vicarious ordinances are a large part of what happens in LDS temples around […]

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Question Box: Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

April 5, 2012

In a word, yes. Let me share a quote from one of the General Authorities, Donald L. Hallstrom, who spoke at this last weekend’s General Conference. He said,  “Born of a Heavenly Father, both spiritually and physically, [Jesus Christ] possessed the omnipotence to overcome the world. Born of an earthly mother, He was subject to […]

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Taking the Sacrament

June 28, 2010

When investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the question often arises, “What do I do when the Sacrament comes around? Am I allowed or even supposed to take it?” The LDS sacrament is known to other Christians as the Eucharist, Communion, or generally, the Lord’s Supper.  Two priesthood holders, usually young men, […]


Become as Little Children

September 7, 2009

I’d like to share a personal experience with you all today. I was recently doing a Family Home Evening Lesson on prayer. For those who aren’t already familiar, let me explain the concept. Family Home Evening is traditionally held Monday nights, every week. It is a time in which families sing hymns, read scriptures, have […]


Do Mormons Pray To or For the Dead?

May 14, 2009

Q. Do Mormons pray to or for the dead? To the first part, no; we do not pray to the dead. We pray to God the Eternal Father. We believe in His Son, Jesus Christ and we end our prayers in Jesus’ name.  We believe that the Father and the Son are both very much […]