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Now this verse in 1 Corinthians 15 is very interesting, but not for reasons that you might at first imagine for, in my opinion, this is not a Scripture at all, and yet there it is in the penultimate chapter of 1 Corinthians. This is a bogus verse, having already caused many, many, many hours of wasted time for Bible scholars of all denominations (demon-inations), who have spent those hours trying to explain it, but failing every time, NEVER coming to a satisfactory conclusion. Quite a few of them refer to it as the most perplexing and difficult verse to understand in all the writings of Paul, even in the whole of the New Testament. So when I read these views in their papers my Spiritual antennae went into overdrive, and they flashed their helpful warning lights at me.
This means that I immediately ceased doing by own research on this nonsensical verse, resulting in only three or four hours of wasted time. However, it was still three of four hours of precious time that I could have used more productively, now that I am embroiled in writing my own version of the Set Apart Scriptures, which, as you can imagine, is a mammoth task, even with the assistance of computer technology.
So, as is my want, let’s copy and paste the culprit verse here from one or seven Bible Versions; starting with my version – The MCV, followed by the KJV, The Greek Transliteral, The Scriptures 2009, The Good News Bible, The Phillips NT and The Amplified Bible:
1 Corinthians 15:29 (MCV) Else what shall they do, that is, those which are Baptised for the Spiritually dead, if the dead rise not at all? And why are they then Baptised for their sake?
1 Corinthians 15:29 (KJV) Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:29 (The Greek Transliteral) Else (any) what? They-shall-be-doing the ones-being-baptised for-sake-of dead-ones if absolutely (wholly) dead-ones not are-being-roused why also they-are-being baptised for-sake-of them.
1 Corinthians 15:29 (The Scriptures 2009) Otherwise, what shall they do who are immersed for the dead, if the dead are not raised at all? Why indeed are they immersed for the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:29 (Good News Bible) Now, what about those people who are baptized for the dead? What do they hope to accomplish? If it is true, as some claim, that the dead are not raised to life, why are those people being baptized for the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:29 (The Phillips NT) Further, you should consider this, that if there is to be no resurrection what is the point of some of you being baptised for the dead by proxy? Why should you be baptised for dead bodies?
1 Corinthians 15:29 (The Amplified Bible) Otherwise, what will those do who are being baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people even baptized for them?
Right, first question! What is this satanic drivel all about? Answer: Baptism for the sake of the dead, whether they are Spiritually dead, or completely dead, is what it’s all about!
How is that even a thing? How is it Scriptural? And why is Paul even mentioning it? when it’s not Scriptural, for NO ONE can be Baptised for the sake of another man or woman, whether they are Spiritually dead or completely dead. The whole thing is ludicrous, and 100% erroneous, so why is this verse in 1 Corinthians 15? And why has Paul not exposed it for what it is?
In the previous verses we have this:
1 Corinthians 15:23-28 But each man in his own order: The Messiah – The Anointed being the first-fruits; afterwards they that are The Messiah’s – The Anointed’s at His coming to be near at hand. 24 Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up The Kingdom to Yah The Father; when He shall have neutered, and rendered useless, all ruling principalities, and all authorities and power structures on this earth. 25 For He must Reign and rule His Kingdom with a Royal Sceptre of iron, till He hath put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For The Father hath put all things under His Son’s feet. But when The Father says: “All things have been put into subjection under my Son,” it is clear that The Father, who put all things in subjection under Him, is excepted, because The Father is not in subjection to His own Son. 28 And when all things shall be subjected unto The Son, then shall The Son also Himself be subject unto The Father that put all things under Him, that Yah The Father may be all in all.
Notice how verse 29 starts, for it reads as if it is a continuation of what’s been written before in the previous verse….else what shall they do?…. Yet this short opening phrase bears no relation to verse 28 at all!
Notice also the subject matter of the whole passage, for it has NOTHING to do with Baptism, let alone Baptism for the sake of others, so what’s going on? This thing has echoes of the other examples of spurious additions to the KJV I have revealed in the past: (see link Nos. 1, 2 & 3 below).
OK, so let’s see one or two examples of what these Bible scholars say:
From the: “For What Saith The Scriptures” web page, which I do not recommend:
“This is probably the most mysterious verse in all of the Pauline epistles—yea, in all the Bible. I doubt there is a person on earth who could fully explain it.”
He’s probably right, and that’s why it’s in there. For me, this verse stinks of sabotage and subversion by satanic Hellenising religious philosophers of the late first century and early second century AC, who wanted to mock Baptism. Plus to generally confuse believers on a huge scale and bog them down in endless research, studies and debates.
Look folks, I’ll tell you straight, just web search this verse and witness the number of web sites all attempting their silly meaningless explanations, when all the while no explanation exists, and is totally impossible to unravel – it’s a trap, or what they call today, in the modern vernacular, a ‘sting operation’! It can also be likened to an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or ‘Through The Looking Glass’ blind rabbit hole, which leads us nowhere = the obvious intention of the saboteurs from the start!
Needless to say The Mormons (The Church of Latter Day Saints) are big on this verse and practise Baptism for the dead.
So were there any examples of this phenomenon in The Assemblies of Yah in Paul’s day? No, of course not, but certain pagan heathen water rituals were not unheard of.
From Wikipedia we get this:
“Baptism for the dead is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:29 as proof of a physical resurrection, though the exact meaning of the phrase is an open question among scholars. The plainest reading of the Greek text suggests vicarious baptisms performed by the living on behalf of the deceased, but some scholars dispute whether Paul approved of the practice or whether the verse truly refers to an actual physical practice among early Christians. Early heresiologists Epiphanius of Salamis (Panarion 28) and Chrysostom (Homilies 40) attributed the practice respectively to the Cerinthians and to the Marcionites, whom they identified as heretical “Gnostic” groups, while Ambrosiaster and Tertullian affirmed that the practice was legitimate and found among the New Testament Christians (though Tertullian later recanted his original beliefs in his later life as he became associated with Montanism)”
In this little piece we can see another reason for this satanic verse, that is, they have used it in a pathetic attempt to try and prove their blasphemous PHYSICAL resurrection garbage, when The Resurrection is a SPIRITUAL resurrection (see link No. 4 below). We then get a connection to Marcion and the Gnostics, who, apparently, practised this satanic ritual.
Next we have this Cerinthus creature who was a Serpent Seed Canaanite Jew, and active in the apostate Hellenised church…. (see link No. 5 below):
“One of a sect of early heretics, followers of Cerinthus, a Jew believed to have been born before the crucifixion, and one of the first heresiarchs in the (counterfeit) church. (Brackets mine)
“One of an ancient religious sect, so called from Cerinthus, a Jew, who attempted to unite the doctrines of Christ with the opinions of the Jews and Gnostics.”
….along with, the religious criminal Tertullian who, surprise surprise, also practised this blasphemous ritual – he seems to pop up everywhere, and always where there are evil shenanigans going on. My file on this reprobate is growing considerably, and I might even have enough evidence for an article on him alone. Watch this space.
OK I think that just about wraps it up. If you want to do more research on it, feel free, and also leave a comment, but I have wasted too much time on it already, and will happily strike it through when I publish 1 Corinthians in my MCV version.
In Yashua Messiah’s Set Apart name
1. Romans 13:1-7 Do Sons and Daughters of Yah Have To Obey Secular or Religious Authorities?:
2. Can Born of Yah Christians Grieve The Holy Spirit?:
3. Should Christians Be Baptised Into Yashua Messiah’s (Jesus Christ’s) Name Alone?:
4. Why Are There Two Resurrections?:
Roman Catholicism is NOT Christianity; Eastern (Russian & Greek) Orthodoxy is NOT Christianity; AngliCAINism is NOT Christianity; PROTESTantism is NOT Christianity.
5. The Counterfeit Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion: