Archive for the ‘Baptism’ Category

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What exact words are used to baptize someone?

July 25, 2014 9:36 am

Question What exact words are used to baptize someone? Cox   Answer Dear Cox, What a great question! The answer comes from the governing documents of the Church (more)

Why isn’t baptism required for all?

July 6, 2014 7:31 am

Question Gramps, If baptism is required for entrance into the kingdom of God, why is it not required of little children or people with mental disabilities?  I understand (more)

Can a baptism done unofficially be valid from a spiritual perspective?

April 19, 2014 7:12 am

Question Gramps, I live in a remote area of the country ( UK). There are no LDS churches within visiting distance of me. I have checked this out (more)

Can one be baptized if they have had an abortion?

February 21, 2014 7:03 am

Question Gramps, Can you be baptized if you have had an abortion? Trudy

A situation I was in caused the death of another. Can I still be baptized?

January 9, 2014 6:45 am

Question Gramps. I was involved in a situation that brought about the death of another person. Will I be able to be baptized still?   What will I (more)

What allows a person to go from spirit prison to paradise?

December 21, 2013 8:47 am

Question Gramps, What are your thoughts about what allows a person to go from spirit prison to paradise?   Does it require an ordinance like baptism or is (more)

Will abuse in my past disqualify me from baptism?

December 13, 2013 7:26 am

Question Gramps, In preparation for my upcoming baptism, my Elders reviewed the baptismal questions with me. When we got to question 4 (about prison, abortion, and homosexuality) they expressed that (more)

Was Enos ever baptized?

December 9, 2013 6:54 am

Question Gramps, We have a friend who is taking the discussions. His assignment last week was to read Enos. He had an interesting question. He asked if Enos was ever (more)

Can there be more than one baptismal font in a temple?

November 5, 2013 1:00 am

Question Gramps, Can there be more than one baptismal font in a temple?  I have been wondering this as of late because when I have been to the temple and (more)

How do I explain needing to be baptized by one who has authority?

October 21, 2013 10:59 pm

Question Hi Gramps, What a great site that answers a lot of questions!  My half son is not a member of the church as myself, my wife and (more)

Can a priesthood holder with disabilities perform a baptism?

August 30, 2013 12:01 am

Question Gramps, Can a priesthood holder with disabilities perform a baptism? Jim   Answer Dear Jim, Absolutely! The Church Handbook of Instruction (vol 2, 20.3.8) lists the steps (more)

Did John the Baptist ever hold the higher priesthood?

August 29, 2013 12:01 am

Question Gramps, My question is; John told Joseph he was acting on behalf of Peter, James, and John. Why did he not bestow the Melchezedik priesthood upon Joseph (more)