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Old 07-19-2016, 08:42 AM
Monty Monty is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
There have also been some controversies involving the LDS church, which allows baptism-by-proxy: That is, one LDS dunks another LDS, but it counts as being a baptism of some other person.
The controversy is in the now unauthorized proxy baptism for deceased victims of the Holocaust.

The LDS theology holds that a living person may function as a stand-in for the deceased and that the deceased will either accept or reject the ceremony carried out on his or her behalf. There is no proxy baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on behalf of a living person.

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