Am I missing something here?
Everyone has issue with my reply, like I had some original thought on this matter.
According to Rock, the work was being re-done for an excommunicated member who had no interest in his life of repairing the issue he was excomunicated for.
Is there some fresh new information he is going to learn on the other side of the veil? Will he get a better witness of the spirit there than he did here?
Maybe. Hopefully. Again, who are we to judge? The excommunicated member's mother
, who, according to Rockslider, was a faithful, temple-attending member, certainly hoped that her child should at least be given all the tools available to eventually "see the light". If anything else, why should she
be denied that hope?
I certainly have no keen insight on this individuals life. I am only working with the basic details given in the OP. But it seems to me that someone who had been excommunicated is not going to get a second chance in the afterlife that would entail a need to have their temple work "re-done" post mortem.
Obviously, since there is a provision in the Church Handbook of Instructions that does
allow for exceptions through the granting of the First Presidency, there must be some type of second chances available. Otherwise, the provision would have never been made in the first place.
(I know...I know....It's a pain to debate with a fellow seminary graduate.
Love ya, Gazelam!