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29
Sep

Baptism for the Dead

I’m doing some research for tomorrow night’s Bible study at church. We’re going to study 1 Corinthians 15:20-34, which includes that thorny verse 29 about people being baptized for (or on behalf of) the dead.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) practice this openly, so I was looking at websites of theirs that might explain why they do what they do. One website, which I will blatantly plagiarize so as to avoid poking fun directly, said this:

[Baptism for the dead] provides powerful evidence that Joseph Smith really was a tool through whom Christ restored the fullness of His original Church.

I can’t help it… but all I saw when I glanced at that line of text was this:

Joseph Smith really was a tool.

Well, anyway, tomorrow night we’re certainly not going to agree with the LDS and start getting wet on behalf of the dead (so they can choose to accept it if they want to, whatever that means).

One Response to “Baptism for the Dead”

  1. Rachel Says:

    This made me laugh. Good luck with your Bible study tonight.

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