“[I] have the privilege of being baptized for … [my] relatives who are dead” – Richard G. Scott quoting Joseph Smith


In an epistle written over 150 years ago, Joseph Smith stated: “The Saints have the privilege of being baptized for … their relatives who are dead … who have received the Gospel in the spirit, through … those who have been commissioned to preach to them.”History of the Church, 4:231 Later he added, “Those Saints who neglect it in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation.”Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith(2007), 471–72

Elder Richard G. Scott

Elder Richard G. Scott

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