“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 doctrine of baptism of the living for the dead in the temple was understood and practiced in the early Christian church. Doing something so vital for those who cannot do it for themselves is truly Christlike.” – James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1846: Brigham Young, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, dedicates the Nauvoo Temple, as thus far completed, in a private ceremony.
1886: Approximately twenty U.S. deputy marshals search the Gardo House (the official residence of President John Taylor), the Tithing Yards, and various Church offices in an unsuccessful attempt to arrest President John Taylor and George Q. Cannon.
1990: Elder Russell M. Nelson dedicates Romania for the preaching of the gospel.
2002: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings in the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. This is done in the presence of 3.5 billion people audience worldwide.