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Mormon Baptism

Mormon Baptism

Your Baptism What baptism means: Once you have accepted the missionaries’ invitation to be baptized and become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can begin to prepare yourself spiritually for your baptismal service.  Mormons practice baptism by immersion for the remission (or removal) of sins.  Baptism is a symbol of your covenant, or promise, with Jesus that you will take His name upon you and keep His commandments in return for which, He will forgive you of your sins and bring you back to live in Heaven with Him.A Book of Mormonprophet named Alma taught us about what baptism means. Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;  Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort,... Read the rest of this article »

Prepare Mormon Baptism

Prepare Mormon Baptism

How Do I Prepare for Mormon Baptism? The fourth Article of Faith says: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. This teaches us the basic steps we must follow in making Jesus Christ’s sacrifice active in our life.  Mormons believe that baptism represents the gate to Eternal Life and these four steps represent the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith First, search your heart in personal study and prayer so that you will be sure you have faith in Jesus Christ.  Faith is more than believing Jesus exists, it means believing Him when He says that you will be forgiven of your sins and saved in His Kingdom.  Another Book of Mormon prophet, also named Alma, taught us how to develop faith (see Alma 32:18-43, pgs 289-291).  We begin by being humble... Read the rest of this article »

Changing Habits

Changing Habits

Changing Hearts and Habits Repentance is one of the greatest gifts that God has given to mankind.  Through the repentance process, hearts can be made whole, relationships can be healed, and you can find peace for your heart and soul.  True repentance brings peace, joy, and the knowledge that you are approved of God.  Sometimes, repentance is easy, but sometimes it can be a great struggle.  What matters is the sincerity of your heart and your willingness to put right what went wrong and to change. We repent as we grow in faith.  The more we learn about God, the more we will want to improve our lives.  The Apostle Paul said: Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  For behold this selfsame thing, that... Read the rest of this article »

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