Hey Dr. T
I really want to see if Letsjam will come back and try and defend his position before I answer you------------------------------so lets give Letsjam another day or two
Then I will post an answer if he or she doesn't------OKAY?
Why play stupid games? If you know the name - if you have a point - say it, make it.
Sorry I didn’t respond earlier – the notification about your replies didn’t come in time. Ok.
First of all, I’m female
Jesus said, “And how be it my church save it be called in my name? for if a church be called in Moses’ name then it be Moses’ church; or if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man; but if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel. ”
The organization of the church was designated by revelation as “The Church of Jesus Christ,” to which the phrase “of Latter-day Saints” was added later. It was the church of Jesus Christ restored to earth in “the latter day,” and it was so designated. Again, the name of church revealed:
“for thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, scattered abroad in all the world.” (D&C 115:4)
As for you, Snow, I don’t know what people wrote this list and when wrote. I just read this story somewhere and reposted it for discussion.
“In an epistle addressed to the church at Corinth, Paul expounded the principles of the resurrection, whereby the bodies of the dead are to be bought forth from the graves – Christ the firstfruits, and afterward they that are Christ’s – and as proof that this doctrine of the resurrection was included in the Gospel as they had received it, the apostle asks: “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?” (1 Cor. 15:29) These words are unambiguous, and the fact that they are presented without explanation or comment argues that the principle of baptism for the dead was understood among the people to whom the letter was addressed.” James Talmage.
Second, follow Peter’s account of what Christ preached to those spirits who had been disobedient:
For for this case was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. (1 Peter 4:6)
So what did Jesus preach? He had but one message: his gospel of faith, repentance, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, and the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. Isn’t this plain? The gospel was preached to them, and they are to be “judged according to men in the flesh.” How can this be? How can a spirit be baptized by immersion for the remission of sins? This can only be done by proxy – by the living for the dead. When the gospel is accepted by the departed spirits, their hearts turn to their children upon the earth, who have the privilege of being baptized for their kindred dead so the may go and, as Peter states, “live according to God in the spirit.” Baptism of the living for the dead is performed in temples of the Lord erected to his name and at his command in his dispensation. If you knew the Doctrine and Scriptures better, you wouldn’t refer that “The verses don't even promote baptism for the dead as good or true or worthwhile.” How do you think is it good or bad when spirits [who were disobedient on this earth or didn’t know about the true Gospel of Christ or even the name of Christ] have a chance to be baptized in God’s true Church? Through the baptism of the dead, for their complete acceptance of the gospel, they may be “judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” So baptisms for the dead are right then.
The Primitive Church that Jesus Christ established upon the earth was called the Church Of Jesus Christ. The Church Before the Birth of Christ – let me explain, it’s a fact that the word “church” doesn’t appear in English version of The Old Testament. From the time of Moses to the coming of Christ the people lived under the jurisdiction of the Law, between which and the Gospel, as embodied in the Church established by Jesus Christ, there is important distinction. Among the Nephites, however, who were sequestered on the western continent, the Church did exist as on organized body prior to the advent of the Lord Jesus Christ.