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I have been reading a book of Temple Manifestations. There is a section relating to baptism in the Temples. A phrase was used of baptism and confirmation for the healing of the sick. It describes how endowed members would go to the Temple and be “baptized and confirmed” and would leave healed. It also quotes that baptism for the dead and healing must be done in the Temple font. I never heard of baptism and confirmation in the Temples for the living. Have you heard of it? Where in the scriptures is this located? I would appreciate any information on this issue you could provide. Thank you,

Linda, from New Jersey

Dear Linda,

I don’t have any idea what kind of a book you have been reading. Certainly many people have been healed of their illnesses when they were baptized. It is true that baptisms for the dead must be performed in the holy temples. It may also be true that some people have been miraculously healed while performing proxy baptisms. But such things, being as sacred at they are, are generally not publicized.


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