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Published: Friday, Oct. 4 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Mr DL
Bel Air, MD

This article states that President Monson is the first Apostle to reach 50 years in office since President Smith. May I point out that Ezra Taft Benson reached the same mark in October 1993, when as President of the Church, he celebrated 50 years since his ordination as an Apostle on October 7, 1943. He died the following year on May 30, 1994.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Before you arbitrarily try to posthumously try to pull me into the flock, you should get to know me. Maybe it's not a good idea.

Gracie
Boise, ID

@Hutterite

Pull you into the flock? It doesn't happen that way. Temple ordinances performed in behalf of deceased people function much the same way as a concerned neighbor offering you what he or she considers a precious gift that might bless your eternal life. Performing ordinances is an extension of a gift that is given through love of one's fellow man. If you reject it, that's your choice. Nobody who understands temple work thinks dead individuals are pressured into acceptance. We merely hope they change their minds as they consider the opportunity. It's all up to you. I imagine you've heard this before.

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