Friday, December 15, 2017
10 Questions about the Baptism for the Dead Rules
10 Questions to Consider:
#1. Why can't young women be witnesses? Untrustworthy?
#2. Why is it that boys need to be 16 to baptize but girls only need to be 12 to pass out towels?
#3. If no adults are needed, doesn't that make the baptistery a teen pool party?
#4. Was this a revelation, if so, who received it?
#5. If President Monson didn't receive the revelation, who is authorized to speak for the entire church?
#6. Does this change the rule about youth driving other youth to the temple?
#7. Does this mean that Young Women's leaders don't even need to go on temple trips?
#8. Will the jumpsuits worn by the girls be made thicker?
#9. Does this warrant an addition to the Doctrine and Covenants?
#10. Can you imagine this conversation in 1000 years?
Jesus, "Edith, why aren't you coming into Heaven?"
Edith, "I've been waiting for my temple work to be done."
Jesus, "There must be some mix up, let me check on it."
several hours later....
Jesus, "They did your baptism in 2018, but all the witness and recorders were distracted by the 14 year old girl in a thin white jumpsuit that was your proxy and they didn't notice that a couple of hairs on her head didn't get submerged. It got flagged in Heaven, but on earth it was recorded as done. So sorry!"
Edith, "So I've been waiting in Spirit Prison for 1000 years because horny teens screwed up?"
Jesus, "Um, yes."