Baptism for the Dead

May 10, 2022 01:52 PM MDT
“When my father died, I heard his sister say, ‘I don’t think he went to church or was baptized,’ and I wondered.”
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August 15, 2019 12:57 PM MDT
August 15 marks the anniversary of the Prophet Joseph Smith's first public announcement of the beautiful doctrine of baptism for the dead.
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January 03, 2019 06:44 PM MST
With the desire to strengthen children and youth, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced changes that allow eligible 11-year-olds to complete proxy baptisms in temples beginning January of the year they turn twelve.
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October 31, 2018 09:48 AM MDT
Throughout his service in the Church, President Nelson has provided profound insight into family history work, the spirit of Elijah, and redeeming our kindred dead. Here is a small portion of those insights, excerpted from the new book Teachings of Russell M. Nelson.
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By  LDS Living
May 29, 2018 08:01 PM MDT
Not many LDS Church beliefs or practices get a curious look or eyebrow raise quite like the ones you receive when you mention baptisms for the dead to someone for the first time. But how can you explain this cherished belief without perpetuating strange ideas of what happens inside of LDS temples? A new church video shared as part of the Mormon Channel's "Now You Know" series offers the perfect explanation:
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December 22, 2017 02:46 PM MST
After it was discovered that 20 Holocaust victims as well as parents or grandparents of celebrities, such as Queen Elizabeth's mother, have been baptized for the dead, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins addressed this issue.
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December 21, 2017 04:00 PM MST
The following insights are from an opinion piece published by the Deseret News.
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March 27, 2017 03:56 PM MDT
Joseph Smith, speaking of the work of redemption for the dead called that work the “. . . most glorious of all subjects belonging to the everlasting gospel . . .” (D&C 128:17). Why? What is there about this work that would cause the prophet to place its importance above any other subject belonging to the restoration of the gospel?
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April 27, 2016 03:00 PM MDT
Earlier this month, my wife and I took our oldest child to the temple for the first time. She had just turned 12 years old. It was a sacred and joyous occasion, one we had looked forward to for many years with great anticipation. Our experience at the temple with our daughter exceeded even our highest expectations and was a highlight of our 12 years of parenting. There are few things I hope for more as a father than that my children will cherish the temple and always remain worthy to enter and learn within its sacred walls.
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January 20, 2016 04:59 PM MST
What a sweet, faith-promoting explanation of what temples really mean to Latter-day Saints, and what a good way to clear up misconceptions: "Binding families together, in happiness, for eternity—that’s what really happens in temples." Please share!
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August 12, 2015 02:59 PM MDT
MR says: FamilySearch has seen some explosive growth as of late--and they have the plans to keep changing in the future.
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