“A Word in Relation to the Baptism for Your Dead”

Doctrine and Covenants 127:5–7

5 And again, I give unto you a word in relation to the baptism for your dead.
6 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you concerning your dead: When any of you are baptized for your dead, let there be a recorder, and let him be eye-witness of your baptisms; let him hear with his ears, that he may testify of a truth, saith the Lord;
7 That in all your recordings it may be recorded in heaven; whatsoever you bind on earth, may be bound in heaven; whatsoever you loose on earth, may be loosed in heaven . . .

President Russell M. Nelson said:

“Throughout the world, members of the Church faithfully prepare family records for use in our many temples. When ordinances are performed there,  further documentation is required, because the Lord said: ‘When any of you are baptized for your dead, let there be a recorder, and let him be eye-witness of your baptisms. . . . That in all your recordings it may be recorded in heaven; whatsoever you bind on earth, may be bound in heaven; whatsoever you loose on earth, may be loosed in heaven’ (D&C 127:6–7). This weighty doctrine pressed itself upon the Prophet’s mind (see D&C 128:1).”

(“The Spirit of Elijah,” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 85.)

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