A Mormon Funeral

You get once chance.

“I went to a Mormon funeral once.” Beverly said.

We were sitting around a table at a women’s event on a Saturday.

“How was it?” I sipped my Lipton tea. Women were all around us, smiling, hugging, and putting gifts on the middle table.

“Depressing. A woman lost her two-year old child, and all I heard from her at the funeral was how she hoped to see him again, if she can be good enough to make it to heaven.”

This conversation has stayed with me. It’s haunting. I am reminded again of the “works” the Mormons require to get to heaven, completely ignoring what the Bible says about the cross:

1 Thessalonians 5:10
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him

All you have to do is believe:

John 6:47 ESV

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

If we had to “work” for the cross, why would Jesus have died on it anyway? What would have been the need if, as they say, we’ll get a second chance after death to decide in “spiritual prison” to believe as people in “paradise” minister to us (those who were baptized in the Mormon church)? What does the Bible say about second chances after death?

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes—his eternal power and divine nature—have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse. – Romans 1:20

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary says:

The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works.

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