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Sermon delivered near the temple at Nauvoo, Ill. on Sunday
March 27, 1842
Source: Wilford Woodruff Journal
Sunday 27 This was an interesting day A large assembly met in the grove
near the Temple Br Amisa Lyman addressed the assembly & made many
Baptism for the Dead
He was followed by Joseph the Seer who made some edifying remarks
concerning Baptism for the dead. He said the Bible supported the doctrine
"why are ye Baptized for the dead if they dead rise not &c" if their is
one word of the Lord that supports the doctrin it is enough to make it
a true doctrin Again if we can baptize a man in the name of the Father
of the Son & of the Holy Ghost for the remission of sins it is just as much
our privilege to act as an agent & be baptized for the remission of sins for
& in behalf of1
our dead kindred who have not herd the gospel or fulness of it.
1. The language used here set the form for all proxy ordinances. See
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