Thursday, July 19, 2001

1 Peter 4:6

"For for this cause 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

A friend of mine who is investigating the church found this scripture and sent it to me... she was having a hard time understanding baptism for the dead, and this helped her out.  God is cool like that.  When we really want to know, he is always there to help us learn. :)  I think that God is amazing... I guess that is pretty inherent in the fact that he is God... but it's awesome to me that he doesn't leave anyone out, ever.  He gives us all the light that we need to be able to see our choices clearly, and the essential ordinances are done for those people who need them, even if they can't do them themselves.  That's a lot better than thinking that a bunch of people are going straight to hell because they didn't know about the church or didn't have a chance to be baptized.  ... What an awful thought.  Anyway, today, let's remember that God is cool to everyone, living and dead. :)  Our community extends a lot further than we sometimes think. :)

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