Baptism

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Baptism

This article provides a careful exposition of 1 Peter 3:19-22; 4:6 and Doctrine and Covenants 138 — the major passages cited in support of this unique Mormon doctrine.
The LDS maintain that such baptism is endorsed by the Scriptures and was part of the original Christian faith as established two thousand years ago. However, a study of Christian antiquities reveals that baptism for the dead was not practiced by the first followers of Jesus and had a very different meaning from that given to it by Joseph Smith Jr.