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SALVATION QUESTION 153

QUESTION 153
What is meant by the phrase "baptized for the dead" in 1 Corinthians 15:29? Does it mean substitute baptism for those who have already died?

ANSWER:
This is a very strong view held by a certain cult that exists in our land. They baptized by proxy. Ancestors who have died may have the living baptized for them. This is totally foreign to the Bible. Whatever a verse means must be in harmony with what is taught throughout the Scriptures. There is not even a hint anywhere that it means what is being taught. There are three other views held on this verse:
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Updated March 13th, 2014 by Sandra Felix