“Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?” This has to be one of the most difficult verses in the Bible because it speaks rather clearly, yet it is contrary to everything else we read. Most commentaries I have read agree that this is referring to proxy baptism. Then they go on to say that telling about it does not mean Paul is endorsing it. True enough, but he did not condemn it either. Paul was using this to illustrate a point about the resurrection, but it doesn’t do anything to prove there is a resurrection. All it shows is that those people who practiced proxy baptism believed in the resurrection. So, I ask the esteemed members of the Baptist Board, just what are we to understand from this verse?