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Can Christians Be Baptized for the Dead?

Episode 719 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about women pastors, God’s pronouns, soul sleep, losing one’s salvation, and being baptized for the dead.

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Episode 719 Show Notes

From the Show

Some of the Corinthians had bought into this lie that there is not a real resurrection from the dead. And Paul is explaining in 1 Corinthians 15 how devastating that would be. He says, “if Jesus Christ didn’t bodily raise from the dead, then we’re still dead in our sins.” Then there is no hope for us because our resurrection is wrapped up in Jesus’s resurrection.



–Adriel Sanchez

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Questions in this Episode

  1. I am a new Christian and recognize that women are not qualified to be pastors. But how do we talk to family members who are female pastors and do so lovingly and biblically?
  2. When we die, do we go immediately to heaven or do we wait in some kind of soul sleep until Jesus returns?
  3. Does 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 teach that we can lose our salvation? I have done many things that I regret and this passage troubles me.
  4. Where exactly does the Bible state that women should not hold the office of pastor?
  5. 1 Cor 15:29 says, “Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?” Is Paul saying we should get baptized for the dead, what does this mean?
  6. Why is Jesus’s pronouns capitalized and God’s pronouns in the Bible in lowercase?

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