Why do some people go inactive after baptism?

Question   Gramps, Why are some people baptized and become active and others baptized and become inactive ?  As individuals, as wards, as missionaries, or as individual members who pay attention ? Theodore   Answer   Dear Theodore, Much of our success...

Can I be re-baptized to show my recommitment?

Question   Gramps, I cannot find anywhere in the scriptures nor the handbook that I cannot be re-baptized again. I know the church used to for those who wanted to recommit themselves to the Savior. I also know that Sacrament is for renewing covenants and renewing...

Can one be rebaptized to show a recommitment?

Question   Dear Gramps, Is there a commandment in the church that says you can’t be re-baptized when recommitting yourself? I have a son who has been inactive, but is coming back. He just wants me to re-baptize him to show his recommitment to himself and...

Was the flood a form of baptism for the earth?

Question   Dear Gramps I’ve had this question for a long time. Was the flood a form of baptism for the earth?  And if so, is there any scriptural and/or modern day revelation that suggests so? John   Answer   Dear John,   Yes, you are...

Does baptism provide automatic forgiveness?

Question   Dear Gramps, When a person is baptized, is God forced to forgive them of sins they have not repented of?  Or does everyone come out of the font with just a few sins unforgiven?  Is baptism truly a one-time blanket “get out of jail free”...

Is desire enough for baptism?

Question Gramps, I am unable to say, for sure, that I believe that the LDS Church is the true church of God or that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. But, I do believe that Jesus is the Christ, and I do want to be baptized. Is the desire to be baptized enough for it...

Is baptism a requirement to receive a resurrected body?

Question Gramps, Will everyone who lived in mortality need the ordinance of baptism to be eligible to receive  a resurrected body? Justin   Answer Justin, Thanks for your question.  The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants provide a great...

Did Adam and Eve get baptized?

Question   Gramps, I have what I think is a simple question.  Were Adam and Eve baptized?  If not, why? Kalola   Answer   Kalola, We read about Adam’s baptism in Moses 6:64-66 64 And it came to pass, when the Lord had spoken with Adam, our father,...
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