What exact words are used to baptize someone?

What exact words are used to baptize someone?

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 (the Doctrine and Covenants) – specifically, in section 20 (known as the Articles...
Why isn’t baptism required for all?

Why isn’t baptism required for all?

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 that because they are without sin, is the reason but so was Christ without sin.  Should it...
Can one be baptized if they have had an abortion?

Can one be baptized if they have had an abortion?

Question   Gramps, Can you be baptized if you have had an abortion? Trudy   Answer   Trudy, The short answer is yes…. Yes you can. Baptism is about having faith in Christ and having the desire and willingness to repent, in addition to joining the...
Will abuse in my past disqualify me from baptism?

Will abuse in my past disqualify me from baptism?

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 I could answer the question to them but if the question was...
Was Enos ever baptized?

Was Enos ever baptized?

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 baptized. Kim   Answer   Kim, We don’t have an explicit account of Enos getting...
Can there be more than one baptismal font in a temple?

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

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 have seen how busy it is, I wondered if there could be more than one baptismal font. SF   Answer...
Forgiveness of Non Members by Christ

Forgiveness of Non Members by Christ

Question In Sunday School the teacher stated that only those who are baptized into the church would have their sins taken away through Christ’s atonement. Non members, even if they repented and changed their lives to what they believed Christ wanted would still...
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