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In the Bible, the most well-known temple is Solomon's temple (2 Chronicles 3-5). Go to our Bible quiz page to learn more about the Bible. How are temples different from churches? Churches are attended weekly whereas temple service represents a higher level of worship. People who worship in temples receive strength to become more faithful in keeping the commandments of God.

What is done in temples?

In temples, couples can be married not just until death do you part but for the duration of this life and throughout eternity. They can live together forever as long as they have done their very best to keep the commandments of God and repented from their sins.

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What happens to People Who Haven't had the Opportunity to be Baptized?

Many people on earth haven't had the opportunity to be baptized because they may have lived at a time or in a place where baptism wasn't known or practiced or because they didn't have access to a person with God's authority to baptize. What happens to those people?

Many religions believe those people will go to hell because they didn't have the opportunity to be baptized. If it was not someone's fault they weren't baptized, would a just God condemn them to hell because they were not baptized?

The answer is no.

(Read the article "Where do Babies Go when they Die?")

God has provided a way for the whole human race to be baptized—even if they died without receiving baptism. In temples, baptism by proxy (a live person acting in place of one who is dead) is done individually for every person who has ever lived. That great work has been going on for many years and will continue throughout the millennium after the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

One of the most important aspects to know about baptisms for the dead is that the dead themselves, in the spirit world, will have the opportunity to accept or reject the baptism that was done for them. No one will be forced to accept the baptism that was done for them.

Through this process, God provides a way for all his children to be baptized. Interestingly, baptism for the dead was mentioned in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29: "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?"

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