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What, if anything, is known about the practice of baptism for the dead in the early church?

Those whose aim is to air theological grievances on this topic will find this post unsatisfactory. Those looking for an analysis of early Christian texts may find it thought provoking . The Shepherd ...
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What, if anything, is known about the practice of baptism for the dead in the early church?

Bullinger says to read this as: why are they baptized also? (It is) for the dead. It is to remain dead, as Christ remains, if there be no resurrection, v. 13. The argument is, What is the use of ...
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What, if anything, is known about the practice of baptism for the dead in the early church?

There is no textual evidence either in the Bible or anywhere else that indicates that Christians engaged in this practice. Given the importance that the Church placed on baptism and the huge volume of ...
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What, if anything, is known about the practice of baptism for the dead in the early church?

The passage under question is this. 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? 1 Cor 15:29 Two things of note. ...
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What, if anything, is known about the practice of baptism for the dead in the early church?

Not much. 1 Cor 15:29 has different interpretations depending on who you ask. Historically I think it can be shown that some people practiced baptisms for the dead as it was practiced/mentioned up to ...
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As a Catholic, can I baptize my own child after he is born?

Q: As a Catholic, can I baptize my own child after he is born? Can. 837 §1. Liturgical actions are not private actions but celebrations of the Church itself which is the sacrament of unity, that is, ...
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