Mormons Proxy Baptize Ghandi

The great civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi was posthumously baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ghandi, a devout Hindu, was baptized by proxy in 1996 and the baptism confirmed nine years later according to t researcher Helen Radkey, an excommunicated Mormon. The Times of India reports Radkey

viewed the record on baptism of Gandhi on February 16 but it had since disappeared and was no longer available in the database of the church.

Regarding the proxy baptism, Arun Gandhi, a grandson of Gandhi said:

That’s not the right thing to do,

adding that his grandfather opposed religious proselytizing.

Oh heck, since Mormons spend a great deal of time identifying their ancestors in order to arrange for dead dunking, thoseĀ  Mormon genealogical records should get put to some good use –like justifying proxy baptism for such important cultural and religious figures likeĀ  Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley.

 

One Response to "Mormons Proxy Baptize Ghandi"
TElden | Thursday March 1, 2012 12:48 pm 1

“Mormons” (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) baptize the living on behalf of the dead because of Jesus’ statement, “Excpet a man be born of water and of the spirit [baptism], he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”(John 3:5) and the practice of the early Christians of baptizing for the dead (1 Corinthians 15:29). Such persons do not automatically become “Mormons”; thir soul must accept the baptism in order for it to be valid. “Mormons” believe in three heavens (2 Corinthians 12:1-2)and baptism is only necessary for the highest heaven. Instead of being offended, readers should understand that whoever submitted the name for the baptism of Mahatma Gandhi was saying that he deserved to be offered admission to the highest heaven.


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