Mormonism and Visitations From the Dead

At Mormon Coffee, the blog for Mormonism Research Ministry, Sharon Lindbloom has published an enlightening article regarding the Mormon teaching of baptism for and visitations from the dead. Sharing excerpts from a children’s lesson entitled, “Joseph Smith Teaches About Baptism for the Dead,” Lindbloom notes:

The lesson teaches children both the historical background on the development of Mormonism’s baptism for the dead as well as the scriptures that Mormons understand to be support for the doctrine. As part of the lesson, the manual offers a few “enrichment activities” designed to enhance the children’s grasp of the importance of baptizing the dead. Two of the offered enrichment activities focus on telling the children what most of us would call ‘ghost stories.’

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