Understanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon
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.