Immersion

The word "baptism" comes from the Greek word baptisma (βάπτισμα), which refers to dipping or submerging something. Jesus instructed His disciples on the American continent how to perform baptisms. They should stand in the water with the person being baptized, call the person by name, pronounce some specific words, and then "immerse them in the water,... Continue Reading →

“The Fold of God” – Mosiah 18:8

When Alma invited a group of people to be baptized at the waters of Mormon, he began his invitation with the following words: "As ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people..." (Mosiah 18:8). He then described the obligation they would have to one another: bearing one... Continue Reading →

What Does the Book of Mormon Affirm?

This is the second in a series of posts answering a set of questions recommended by President Russell M. Nelson. In yesterday's post, I discussed what the Book of Mormon is. Today, I will discuss what the Book of Mormon affirms. The Book of Mormon affirms many truths. As I've pondered this question today, I've... Continue Reading →

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