If I had claimed that, you would be correct, but you are wrong as usual. I said the temple work for the dead is done for the salvation of the dead.<quoted text>
Mind a suggestion? Understand the doctrine first before you attack it.
Temple work for the dead isn't done to forgive a single solitary sin. So you're incorrect to think that is what the procedures are for.
And to put our faith in him. The thief on the cross was saved by his faith in Christ alone.Jesus said in various ways, if you seek salvation do as he did. A plain and simple command from Jesus Christ himself. Do as he did.
Yes, Jesus was perfect, so that his sacrifice would be sufficient to cover the sins of those who wasn't.Jesus had himself immersed in water as part of a baptismal rite he subjected himself to doing.
Remember Jesus said to do as he did, to follow him in what he did and believed. Immersion in water is something he did. He commanded us to follow him and do as he did. What do you think will happen at the time of judgement to those that will be asked, "Have you followed my commandments? Have you did as I did? Have you believed as I believed? Have you loved as I loved? Have you forgiven as I have forgiven?
As we all sin daily, when you put your hope in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, his grace covers your sin. No one has ever stopped sinning. If you have broken one law, you have broken them all. It is only because of the atonement of the blood of Christ that we are able to be perfect before God, which Jesus did require. As for those who have never heard of the message of Jesus Christ, Paul said they will be judged according to their knowledge, because the law is written in our hearts.When people answer no I haven't for this reason or that reason, what do you think will happen to them? What will happen to those who purposefully for whatever reasoning didn't do as Jesus did and made exceptions to which commands they'd follow and which they wouldn't? What do you think will happen to those who didn't know about everything that Jesus did and thus weren't able to do as he did? What do you think will happen to those that didn't have the teachings of Jesus at all in their lives?
Show me anyone besides Christ who has ever been able to keep the whole law. According to you, you certainly wouldn't be an example of that.Do you really think God gave commands to be followed and if you didn't follow them for whatever reason/excuse, he's going to say it's okay? That you're an exception to the commands you didn't obey?