I'm writing in response to the Mar. 16 letter, "Check the Bible concerning eternity." the writer is implying that we either go to Heaven or Hell and she gives the example of Lazarus and the rich may (Luke 16:19-31)), and states that no changes or teaching could be done after death from this earth lie. She also implies that the words of the Bible are the only words we can go by. It appears the writer picks and chooses which parts of the Bible she thinks we should follow.
The last time I checked, Corinthians 1, l5:29, was in the Bible which reads, "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?" It looks to me like the faithful were baptizing for the dead in biblical times.
Also, Amos 3:7 states, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He, revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."
If we are going to use the Bible as the source for teaching religious direction, we should use all of it. We learn from the Bible that God is the same today as he was in the past and will be in the future. God loves all of his children and gives us direction by revelation through his disciples, the prophets, so we can know what to do to return to him.