New Era, January 2014, p 31; “Aid from the Unseen World…Perhaps if we would do our work in behalf of those of the unseen world who hunger and pray for the work we can do for them, the unseen world would in return give us help in this day of our urgent need. There are more in that other world than there are here. There is more power and strength there than we have here upon this earth. (5. John A. Widtsoe, in Conference Report, Apr. 1943, 39.)”
Isaiah 8:19-20; “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
Isaiah’s warning is timeless isn’t it? It makes me wonder how many times and cultures have looked to the dead for answers to their problems. Praying to saints, angels or dead relatives is all the same in the eyes of the Lord. It’s called idolatry in the form of necromancy.
This LDS teaching came from the same New Era article we looked at a couple of days ago in Lies Mormon Kids are Told.
God is the God of the living, not the dead! As much as I loved my grandmother she can’t do anything for me now that she’s gone. I can recall and utilize the wisdom she imparted to me as I grew into adulthood, but that’s it.
What’s so telling about today’s LDS teaching is the date. They placed this in the January 2014 issue of the New Era which is a monthly periodical for Mormon youth. When people write to us or comment that the Church doesn’t teach things from their past, we can see the truth.
They’re recycling their teachings from the past and wrapping them in a shiny new bow using modern language for the teens of today. They’re still the same (meaning the Church) and nothing has changed.