By I Am LDS Too – May 31, 2018
Jesus Christ said that “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). But what about those who died without being baptized, or were baptized without proper priesthood authority? Because God is merciful and loves all of his children, He prepared a way for them to receive the same blessings of baptism that we can enjoy here throughout our mortal lives.
Baptism for the dead is not something new. In fact, the New Testament points out that baptisms for the dead were performed during the time of the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 15:29). However, the mere mention of this practice today has many raising their eyebrows, obviously confused and mystified. As Latter-day Saints, we look forward to attending the Holy Temple to perform such an important ordinance. But how do we explain this treasured knowledge and understanding to others while ensuring that they understand the importance and truth of our beliefs?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has come to our aide once again by providing us with a wonderful video that offers an excellent explanation.