Posted by: 1of10boyz | March 2, 2014

What Do Mormons Believe About Baptism?

I haven’t reblogged Rob in some time. A good explanation of Mormons and Baptism. Worth a read for even an old Mormon like me.

Mormonism: Really Want to Know?

At the center of Christ’s teachings was the admonition to be “born of water and the Spirit.”  Jesus highlighted the importance of baptism not only in His words, but also in His actions, as he opened His ministry by seeking out John the Baptist in order that He could be baptized Himself.  Clearly there is something essentially important to this sacred ordinance, an importance that virtually every Christian denomination recognizes.

But while the importance of baptism is not in dispute, the manner of (and authority for) performing such baptisms is a different matter altogether.  Despite the Apostle’s Paul characterization of Christianity as “One Lord, one faith, one baptism,” (Ephesians 4:5), in practice Christians are all over the map on what the ordinance looks like.  The proper mode of baptism became a matter of great concern for Joseph Smith during his translation of the Book of Mormon, and his inquiries into…

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