10And now, my beloved brethren—for ye ought to be beloved; yea, and ye ought to have stirred yourselves more diligently for the welfare and the freedom of this people; but behold, ye have neglected them insomuch that the blood of thousands shall come upon your heads for vengeance; yea, for known unto God were all their cries, and all their sufferings—
11Behold, could ye suppose that ye could sit upon your thrones, and because of the exceeding goodness of God ye could do nothing and he would deliver you? Behold, if ye have supposed this ye have supposed in vain.
The slaying of the righteous–it’s always a scene to shrink from. Those who have sacrificed for freedom, family, the Church of Jesus Christ, will have opportunity to be reunited with families after this life, if not in this life. They will also be given ample opportunity to hear the gospel. Mormons, more accurately, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believe that God is just, knows all things, and has arranged all things to equip each of us with all we eternally will need to return with Him and loved ones who choose to follow His path:
It is my conviction that the present devastating scourge of war in which hundreds of thousands are being slain…, is making necessary an increase of missionary activity in the spirit world and that many of our boys who bear the Holy Priesthood and are worthy to do so will be called to that missionary service after they have departed this life (Harold B. Lee, Conference Report, Oct. 1942, p. 73).
Mormons believe that the spirit world is a real and vital place of continued activity for our spirits. The spirit is the core of who we are, and once separated from the body, returns to the spirit realm where greater progress can be had, awaiting the resurrection. Isn’t it amazing that every piece is in place for our salvation and ultimate joy? Missionaries serve there as they do here, and the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness, as taught today in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is also taught to those who’ve departed and desire its full blessings.