Proxy Baptism Analysis

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The article explains the reason for the controversial Mormon practice of proxy baptism which was built on the notion of God’s encompassing love and opportunity for salvation. Proxy baptism is the practice of granting deceased people the opportunity to ascend to Heaven without acknowledging the Gospel, by allowing others to be baptized in their stead. As a result of the sudden death of his brother, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Joseph Smith Jr. contemplated the state of an unbaptized soul. This ponderance led to the early Mormon Church establishing this doctrine. The article also expresses the struggle of reconciling the tradition of proxy baptism from a historical perspective to the church’s more modern identity.…show more content…
The author attempts to examine the architype of the Christian baptism in this academic article by exploring the relationship between the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and Christian baptism. Many religious theorists believe the baptism Jesus received distinguished him from the baptism of other Jews by way of the gift of the Spirit, while classifying him with the people as the price for their sin. 4. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Catholicism volume is pretty much self-described. It manages to encompass the world’s largest Christian denomination, a very complex and convoluted subject, into easily digestible nuggets of information. It covers the rituals like Mass, and the Eucharist, all of the Seven Sacraments, as well as explains the celebration of the holy days and their meaning. The description of infant baptism was particularly…show more content…
Since the beginning of Christianity, baptism has had been at variance among its followers. In more recent times, the ritual of baptism is even more inconsistent display in film images for entertainment. In the article “Water Works”, the author attempts to decipher the message of baptism shown in the movie industry for public consumption, or storytelling purposes. The author not only raises the question of how well storytellers convey the ritual of baptism, but how well they comprehend it. 9. Vicarious baptism for the dead is also known as proxy baptism and the article addresses I Corinthians15:29, an epistle of Paul, in which he addresses this practice. The author names this passage as one of the most hotly contested and misinterpreted messages of Paul. The text offers varying opinions by many commentators and theological scholars of diverging views. The commentary proved a valuable support to explain the biblical origin of proxy baptism. 10. The narrative of John the Baptist and Jesus the Baptist in a historical context is considered in this academic critique. The author illustrates several running themes in the Gospel of Mark displayed in the ministry of Jesus, in particular the ritual of baptism. He also points out the different scenarios Mark chooses to emphasize over the perspectives of other Gospel authors, specifically whether Jesus continued to baptize like John during his

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