Category Archives: Baptism

What Offering Will the Sons of Levi Make in Righteousness?

The last prophet of the Old Testament, Malachi, prophesied that “the messenger of the covenant” would “suddenly come to his temple.” This sounds like a reference to the Savior’s Second Coming, especially when Malachi asks, “Who may abide the day … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Baptisms of the Twelve Disciples?

On the first day of the Savior’s visit to the American continent, He selected twelve men and gave them authority to baptize (3 Nephi 11:18-22). He told the assembled people that, if they would listen to the words of these … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Words of the Baptismal Ordinance?

When the Savior visited the American continent following His death and resurrection, one of His first actions was to clarify how baptisms ought to be performed. He did this so that there would be no more disputations among the people … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Baptized with Fire?”

John the Baptist testified of the mission of the Savior by telling the people that he was not worthy to carry the Savior’s shoes. He said, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but…he shall baptize you with the … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Baptized Unto Repentance?”

Some form of the phrase “baptized unto repentance” appears twelve times in the Book of Mormon (Mosiah 26:22, Alma 5:62, Alma 6:2, Alma 7:14, Alma 9:27, Alma 48:19, Alma 49:30, Helaman 3:24, Helaman 5:17, 19, 3 Nephi 1:23, 3 Nephi 7:26). John the … Continue reading

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What Is the Relationship Between Baptism and Membership in the Church?

As we discussed yesterday, the earliest references to baptism in the Book of Mormon focus on the baptism of Jesus Christ (which would happen 600 years later). Nephi teaches us that we should be baptized to follow His example (2 … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Baptism of Jesus?

In the Bible, the first mention of baptism is in reference to the baptism of Jesus Christ. All four of the Gospel writers tell the story (Matthew 3, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:19-34). In all four cases, they use … Continue reading

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