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Get Baptized For The Dead

Updated: May 27

1 Corinthians 15:28-30

Authorized (King James) Version


28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?


What does verse 29 mean? What is the Holy Spirit talking about in this passage concerning getting baptized for the dead? Below is what's popular today with mainstream churches.


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Baptism for the dead, also known as vicarious or proxy baptism, is a religious practice where a living person is baptized on behalf of someone who has died. It's a doctrine of the Latter Day Saint movement, who have practiced it since 1840, and is also mentioned in the New Testament by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29


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What does it mean to be baptized for the dead?

The most common interpretation is that Paul was referring to the custom of vicarious baptism in water, that is, baptizing living persons in behalf of dead ones in a substitutionary way in order to benefit the dead (May 22, 2022).


What these people are saying is that to help a dead loved one obtain the resurrection of the saints, that someone can do a proxy baptism for a dead believer to get them into the body of Christ because they died before they had a chance to do that for themselves.

The water doesn't save a soul. But the rite of water baptism; an act faith, allows the Holy Spirit to baptize the dead into the body of Christ (Heb. 11:6). It's called the baptism into the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-14/ Mk. 16:16/ Acts 2:38, 39). Putting the dead into the body of Christ so that they make the Rapture is what this passage implies. There is more about "the doctrine of baptisms" as Heb. 6:1-8 says. But we will stay on topic. Getting baptized for the dead to get them out of hell and back to life.

Jesus showed me something more than this about hell and death from Rev. 1:18. Jesus showed me that He can not only put these dead loved ones in the Rapture, but that He can get out of hell right now and bring them back to life right now!


Revelation 1:18

Authorized (King James) Version


18 I am he that liveth, and was dead;

And, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen;

And have the keys of hell and of death.


This verse means that Jesus has the key of hell. That means that it's up to Jesus who goes to hell, and who doesn't. That also means that Jesus can get the dead out of hell right now. If someone has died and was not a Christian, or who used to be a Christian, that Jesus can get that person out of hell right now if you'll get baptized for them.

There are stories all over the world about the dead coming back to life after going to hell. Out of body experiences. People seeing hell and then meeting Jesus and He giving them a second chance to preach and stay out of hell forever by bringing them back from the dead. Jesus does this because Jesus is Lord. Jesus has the keys of hell and death. Jesus is God.

The opening passage of 1 Cor. 15:28-30 is about the resurrection of the dead, or, the rapture, which happens at the last trump on the day that Jesus returns. The resurrection is about people coming back to life from the dead. My point is that the topic of getting baptized for the dead in 1 Cor. 15:29 is in context with coming back to life from the dead. Resurrection.

The reason I'm writing this message is to show you what God showed me. That, the reason that people are to get baptized for the dead is so that Jesus can bring them back to life and get them out of hell. I'm talking about people who've been dead for years.

Do you have a dead loved one that you're worried about missing the resurrection? You can get baptized for them. Are you worried about a dead loved because they went to hell? You can get baptized for them because Jesus is Lord over hell and death and has the keys of hell and death. Today, Jesus is bringing people back to life and out of hell everyday. Amen.

Do it today! Get to church or to your prayer spot and ask Jesus to bring your missed loved one back to life out of hell! Go to church and get baptized for your dead loved one today so Jesus can get them out of hell and into the First Resurrection.


Revelation 20:1-6

Authorized (King James) Version


20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.




World without end. Amen.

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