Was baptism for the dead part of the Law of Moses?

Was baptism for the dead part of the Law of Moses?

Question   Was baptism for the dead part of the Law of Moses or did Christ initiate it during his ministry? Cynthia   Answer   Cynthia, No, it was not a part of the Law of Moses.  No vicarious work for the dead was performed prior to the Atonement of...
Who are the dead that one must be baptized for?

Who are the dead that one must be baptized for?

Question   Gramps, Comment on baptism for the dead. No documents of the early Christian congregation testify to the practice of baptism for the dead. The Bible principle is clearly stated: each person is answerable for his/her own deeds. Who are the dead one must...
How is baptism a covenant?

How is baptism a covenant?

Question   Gramps, I regularly hear members and leaders refer to baptism as a covenant, which is a formal promise made by a coventantor to a covenantee before witnesses.  Yet at a baptismal ceremony, the person being baptized makes no promises nor do they signal...
Was it commanded of John to baptize by immersion?

Was it commanded of John to baptize by immersion?

Question   Gramps, I’ve always wanted you to answer one of my questions. I go on your website every single day and I love that you exist for this kinda stuff. Anyway, baptism by immersion is symbolic, which logically makes me think it’s possible there could be...
Is there scripture that supports baptism for the dead?

Is there scripture that supports baptism for the dead?

Question   Gramps, I have a question about baptizing for the dead. I believe the LDS church is the only one performing this. I was wondering if you have any scripture to support that? You have 3 extra scriptures, so I think that you really should be able to find...
Is it wrong to baptize mentally handicapped children?

Is it wrong to baptize mentally handicapped children?

Question   Gramps, Is it wrong to baptize mentally handicapped children? Scott   Answer   Hello Scott, Thank you for your question. On the Church’s website, there is a specific area dedicated to helping address questions similar to yours called:...
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