Proxy Baptism

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Proxy Baptism


Baptism by immersion performed by a living person acting on behalf of one who is dead, as practiced in New Testament times (1 Corinthians 15:29). This ordinance is performed in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Scripture References

Messages from Church Leaders

Additional Messages

Learning Resources

Church Magazines

Amy Harris, “How Family History Changes Our Hearts and Minds,” Liahona, February 2015

LaRene Porter Gaunt, “Covenants: Two-Way Promises with God,” Ensign, April 2014

Susan Easton Black, “A Voice of Gladness,” Ensign, February 2004

In the News

Blessings Await in the Temple,” Church News

Teachings of Presidents of the Church