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|Title||Understanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Reynolds, Noel B.|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Baptism; Covenant; Remission of Sins|
Early Christianity saw a wide proliferation of theories and practices concerning baptism, and now many Christians, including Mormons, commonly understand it as a means to repent and wash away one's sins. But the Book of Mormon prophets taught that baptism is a covenant and a witnessing to God that one has already repented and commits to follow Jesus Christ, and that sins are remitted by the Holy Ghost.
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