1 Corinthians 15:29: Baptisms For The Dead?

To grasp the meaning of 1 Corinthians 15:29, let’s fist examine the context of this chapter. As you read above, there were apostates among the brethren that didn’t believe in the resurrection of the dead.

False Beliefs In Mormonism

Mormon Teachings are in opposition with the Bible Teachings. This is obvious when we see the teachings side by side.

1 Corinthians 15:31-33

1 Corinthians 15:31-33 (KJV) 31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die. 33

Die To Yourself Daily

It is so important that we die daily for the Lord. This means to look at ourselves in the mirror and confess our sins before God

1 Corinthians 15:57,58

1 Corinthians 15:57,58 (KJV)
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:29-31

1 Corinthians 15:29-31 (KJV)
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?
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

False Versus True Gospel

It is important to know the truths of the gospel message in order to not believe in a false gospel unknowingly.

1 Corinthians 15:3-7

1 Corinthians 15:3-7 (KJV)
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

1 Corinthians 15:3-5

1 Corinthians 15:3-5 (KJV)
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: