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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (VI end)

Too often Christian commentaries will  dismiss baptism for the dead, specifically  1 Corinthians 15:29, because those whopracticed the work were judged long after  the fact to be “heretics.” (BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/12/15) Most commentators, though recognizing the fact that the … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (V)

Twelfth-century baptistery in St. Barthélemy, Liège, Belgium. Scala /Art Resource, NY. Too often Christian commentaries will  dismiss baptism for the dead, specifically  1 Corinthians 15:29, because those who practiced the work were judged long after  the fact to be “heretics.” … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (IV)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/07/14) Apparently, the righteous are able  to choose certain damned souls, who   are then released from eternal punishment and receive baptism (literal  or figurative) that they might be saved  with their counterparts. Buchholz concludes that  this scene … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 7/10/13) Paul’s failure to openly condemn the practice  was in effect an endorsement of the same The theologian Fernard Prat does not take the  case quite as far as Martin, but he does lend considerablesupport to the … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (II)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/01/13) However, such a reading seems  arbitrary. In order to understand why,it is important to spell out the entire  Greek of 15:29: Ἐπεὶ τί ποιήσουσιν οἱβαπτιζόμενοι ὑπὲρ τῶν νεκρῶν; εἰὅλως νεκροὶ οὐκ ἐγείρονται, τί καὶβαπτίζονται ὑπὲρ τῶν … Continue reading

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PHAINEITAI TO ERCHOMENON PHAOS,TOU PHANEETOS BAPTIZOMENOU (I)

 Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity In the first part of this series,1 we established that apocalyptic Christian writers were deeply concerned about the fate of those who had no chance to receive the gospel in this life. They … Continue reading

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