Religion Today

2021-07-25 Religion Today – Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity and as Restored in the LDS Faith

In this episode of Religion Today host Martin Tanner explores the meaning of vicarious “Baptism for the Dead” by early Christians in Corinth as mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29.  Harvard scholar and professor Krister Stendahl, later head of the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and the New English Translation of the Bible made by the Dallas Theological Seminary, suggest and acknowledge Paul was using Baptism for the Dead as an argument that the resurrection is real.  Stated another way, the early Christians in Corinth believed in Baptism for the Dead, but some had doubts about the resurrection.  Paul was trying to convince them the resurrection was real.

Published: Saturday July 24, 2021
Runtime: 00:19:56