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Understanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon
January 14, 2019
Article of the Week
Understanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon
Author Noel B Reynolds,

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Noel B Reynolds that was published in our newest issue, 51:2. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below and download the PDF.

Early Christianity saw a wide proliferation of theories and practices concerning baptism, and now many Christians, including Mormons, commonly understand it as a means to repent and wash away one's sins. But the Book of Mormon prophets taught that baptism is a covenant and a witnessing to God that one has already repented and commits to follow Jesus Christ, and that sins are remitted by the Holy Ghost.