Oh Lord, I pray that we will come to know Your desires and not what our family traditions are leading us to believe. One tradition in my family was genealogical work for the dead, of which You have helped me understand that is all false and goes against Your perfect will. Thank You for bringing this to my attention, even though it was very difficult at first to accept that it was wrong. I can remember all the years of visiting my mother and her spending countless hours just translating people’s names, in order to submit them to the Mormon temple. In the beginning, I thought it was a great service to the Mormon church, but You finally opened my eyes. Over time, I saw this work in her life and other family members as having no Biblical foundation and, therefore, evil. Lord, You opened my eyes to the false teachings in the Mormon Church. Thank You, God. Through the Bible, I am able to realize for a truth that when we die, the day of our salvation has ended. We cannot justify that doing temple work, like baptisms for the dead, endowments, and marriage ceremonies can help them after they are dead. Surely, what we have done in this life is written down and sealed in our death. You know who believed in You and also did Your will. All others are unsaved and our prayers will not help them. I love You, Lord. I believe in You, Jesus. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:4,5 (KJV)
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Endless genealogies are not of God. This type of work only leads to more questions than answers, along with forming false beliefs.