A new post at the LDS Newsroom strays from being a news story or a commentary on some inaccuracy in the media about the Church or our beliefs as Latter-day Saints and more closely resembles a blog post.
It’s a great little essay with the form and tone of a regular blog post (no author given, unfortunately), titled “The Grand Enterprise of Mormonism”. The post concludes with a reference to the substance of this “Grand Enterprise”:
As temples continue to be built around the world, barriers between generations fall. All mankind is interconnected and responsible toward one another. The separations and deprivations that time and place have imposed on humanity will ultimately be erased, allowing those who never heard of Jesus Christ an equal opportunity for salvation as those who did. Thus, in the words of Joseph Smith, “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us, is to seek after our dead.” Moreover, “It is necessary that those who are gone before, and those who come after us should have salvation in common with us” (Times and Seasons 5:616).
Amen is what I say to this while applauding the Church’s experiment with blogging in the Commentary section of the LDS Newsroom. We are indeed engaged in a truly grand enterprise. May the Lord progress the work exponentially.