Posts Tagged ‘ baptism ’

Literary BMGD #42: The Gospel

October 22, 2012 | no comments
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In the final minutes of his visit with the Nephites (3 Nephi 27), Christ makes clear that the church established for the Nephites must bear his name and teach his gospel. He even specifies elements of his gospel: the atonement and resurrection, the final judgment, repentance, baptism, faith in Jesus Christ, the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. I don’t think it would be very hard to connect any Mormon doctrine to this list. Read more »

Literary BMGD #19: Baptism

May 7, 2012 | one comment
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Literary BMGD #19: Baptism

I think the most significant event in Mosiah 18-24 is the baptism of Alma and his followers in the Waters of Mormon. There we find the great description of the Baptismal covenant, in which those baptized …are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places… This event led me to a poem by Parley P. Pratt about Baptism, a hymn that seeks to encourage non-members to partake of the ordinance. Read more »

H2 Chapter 5 Part 1: Missionary Work and Convert Retention

September 3, 2011 | 14 comments
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H2 Chapter 5 Part 1: Missionary Work and Convert Retention

While to some it may seem like “the work of salvation” is about missionary work, the Church takes a much broader view. In this chapter of Handbook 2, the work of salvation is defined as including “member missionary work, convert retention, activation of less-active members, temple and family history work, and teaching the gospel.” Clearly salvation doesn’t end with baptism. Read more »

A Mormon Image: Elijah

March 30, 2010 | 5 comments
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A Mormon Image: Elijah

The most recent baptism in our family. I wish I had a similar photo of our daughter, but, of course, I wasn’t in the change room with her. Read more »

I Have a Question, 1891

April 9, 2009 | no comments
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These questions and answers are from the Juvenile Instructor of 1891. Some of them appear in columns headed “Editorial Thoughts,” some of which are explicitly signed The Editor, marking them as the work of George Q. Cannon. Read more »

Dotting the Earth with … Baptismal Fonts

February 12, 2009 | no comments
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In a day when new temples are being announced by the handful, it’s easy to forget how far we have come in making priesthood ordinances available, convenient, and even non-life threatening. Read more »

Christmas and the Sacrament

December 21, 2008 | 4 comments
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There is only one Christmas. Each year it comes slightly more into view. Read more »

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