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Church of Jesus Christ - Topic Page on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - All General Conference Talks on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Scriptures on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Bible Dictionary on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Baptism in the Topical Guide

Church of Jesus Christ - Baptism in the Guide to the Scriptures

Church of Jesus Christ - Magazine Articles on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Videos on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Images on Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Music that talks about Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Baptism in the Church News

Church of Jesus Christ - Lessons in Church Manuals about Baptism

Church of Jesus Christ - Baptism in the Church Handbook

Church of Jesus Christ - All Search Results on Baptism

See also: Holy Ghost


General Resources

Elder David B. Haight shares his baptism experience - April 2003 Gen. Conf.

What are Baptisms for the Dead?

Entering the Baptismal Font

7 short Videos on Baptism

Baptism in the Book of Mormon

Baptisms for the Dead

My Baptism Promise

Do Babies Need to Be Baptized?

The Authority to Baptize

What you should know about Baptism: Come unto Christ


Parables

Baptism Analogy - Magnets


Quotes

Baptism Quotes  (Daily WOOL)

Baptism Quotes


General Conference

All Must Take Upon Them the Name Given of the Father - Paul B. Pieper - October 2018

Always Retain a Remission of Your Sins - David A. Bednar - April 2016

Born Again  -  President James E. Faust  -  April 2001

Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us - Rosemary M. Wixom - April 2014

Keeping the Covenants We Make at Baptism - Dwan J. Young - Oct. 1984

Receive the Holy Ghost - David A. Bednar - October 2010

Spiritual Power of Our Baptism - Carol B. Thomas - April 1999

The Comforter - Henry B. Eyring - April 2015

The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom - Robert D. Hales - Oct. 2000

The Doctrine of Christ - Brian K. Ashton - October 2016

Witnesses, Aaronic Priesthood Quorums, and Young Women Classes - Russell M. Nelson - October 2019


BYU Speeches

A Born-Again Christian - Theodore M. Burton - October 26, 1982

African Converts Without Baptism - E. Dale LeBaron - November 3, 1998

Born of The Spirit - Harold B. Lee - June 26, 1962

Keeping the Gospel Simples - Glen L. Rudd - February 16, 1988

Lifelong Conversion - Dale G. Renlund - September 14, 2021

The Covenant Path - Rosemary M. Wixom - March 12, 2013

The Doctrine of Christ - Robert H. Daines - June 20, 2000


For Children

Church of Jesus Christ - Resources for teaching Children about Baptism

Analogy used at a Stake Baptism

Baptism (True to the Faith Manual at lds.org)

Baptism (lds.org - Stories / Activities / Media)

"Baptism and the name of Christ"    (FHE lesson from Resource Book)

Ideas for Baptism (for children 8 years old)    (link to theideadoor.com)

Ideas for Baptisms (for 8-year-olds) (link to Sugardoodle.net)

"Baptism" talk (link to the Strong Armor blogspot.com)

"Understanding Baptism" - June 2013 Friend Magazine

"Washed Clean" - President Boyd K. Packer - April 1999 Friend Magazine


Family Home Evening Lessons

LDS.org:  Family Home Evening Resource Book - Lesson 13 -"Baptism and the Name of Christ"

LDS.org:  FHE Resource Book - Lesson 29 -  Preparing for Baptism

Preparing for Baptism: Baptism Family Home Evening Idea


Promises for Baptism

You can read the promises in three ways. The links below access the promises in Docx and PDF format (you are welcome to download these for free), OR you can see each promise right on this page, below the links.

Promises for Baptism (Word - Docx) - Printable

Promises for Baptism (PDF) - Printable

Feel the Spirit More Abundantly

Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?

Mosiah 18:10


Ye Speak With the Tongue of Angels

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.

2 Nephi 31:13


Always Have His Spirit

Each week in sacrament meeting we promise to remember the atoning sacrifice of our Savior as we renew our baptismal covenant. We promise to do as the Savior did—to be obedient to the Father and always keep His commandments. The blessing we receive in return is to always have His Spirit to be with us.

Robert D. Hales - “The Covenant of Baptism” - October 2000 General Conference


The Comforter

And this is my gospel—repentance and baptism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.

Doctrine and Covenants 39:6


The Gateway into His Kingdom

Elder Robert D. Hales said: “Many members of the Church do not fully understand what happened when they went into the waters of baptism.” He then asked:

Do [we] understand . . . that when [we were] baptized [we were] changed forever? . . .

. . . Our baptism and confirmation is the gateway into His kingdom. When we enter, we covenant to be of His kingdom—forever!

Rosemary M. Wixom - “The Covenant Path” - BYU Speech March 12, 2013


Remission of Your Sins

Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.

2 Nephi 31:17


A More Perfect Life

Repentance precedes baptism. And baptism itself is an ordinance to wash away former sins. So the washing in water symbolized the purification of our souls, just as bathing in water cleanses our bodies from the grime and dirt of everyday living and makes us feel refreshed again. But baptism symbolizes something more.

It is the beginning of a new life. Just as the resurrection purges the dross and imperfections of mortality and renews and perfects the body, so baptism cleanses the soul from sin and prepares a person to lead a better, more perfect life in the future. We can see how apt Paul’s simile was in which he compared baptism with death and the resurrection.

Theodore M. Burton - “A Born-Again Christian” - BYU Speech October 26, 1982


Will Open The Door to Every Spiritual Blessing.

It is important to remember that taking the Savior’s name upon us is a covenant commitment—beginning with the covenant we make at baptism. President Nelson has taught, “[Our] commitment to follow the Savior by making covenants with Him and then keeping those covenants will open the door to every spiritual blessing and privilege available.” One of the supernal privileges of taking the Savior’s name upon us by baptism is the access it provides to the next ordinance on the covenant path, our confirmation

Paul B, Pieper - “All Must Take upon Them the Name Given of the Father” - General Conference October 2018



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