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Understanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon

TitleUnderstanding Christian Baptism through the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsReynolds, Noel B.
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
KeywordsBaptism; 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.