The Daily

    Baptism for the Dead

    August 15, 2019


    Why do we perform baptisms for the dead? Jesus Christ taught that baptism by proper authority is required for salvation, but many people die without being baptized or were baptized without priesthood authority. In order to offer these individuals the chance to receive this important ordinance, our loving Heavenly Father has authorized baptisms to be performed for them by others who are still living.