In one fleeting sentence, Paul says people are “being baptized for those who are dead,” (1 Corinthians 15:29 NLT). No one today seems to know why. One guess: relatives getting baptized for a family member who converted but never got the chance to declare their faith by getting baptized in public. Think: Dad picking up the high school diploma for a son who died. 100 Tough Questions About God and the Bible, p. 116.