This video is a segment of Elder Scott speaking about Baptism - This video came from the DVD, "Special Witnesses Of Christ."
Chapter 20: Baptism
The Commandment to Be Baptized
- Why must we be baptized?
We Must Be Baptized for the Remission of Our SinsWhen we place our faith in Jesus Christ, repent, and are baptized, our sins are forgiven through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
We Must Be Baptized to Become Members of the Church of Jesus Christ
We Must Be Baptized before We Can Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost
We Must Be Baptized to Show ObedienceJesus Christ was without sin, yet He was baptized. He said His baptism was necessary “to fulfil all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). The prophet Nephi explained that the Lord told him, “Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do … 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” (2 Nephi 31:12–13).
We Must Be Baptized to Enter the Celestial KingdomJesus said, “Whoso believeth in me, and is baptized … shall inherit the kingdom of God. And whoso believeth not in me, and is not baptized, shall be damned” (3 Nephi 11:33–34). Baptism is the gateway through which we enter the path to the celestial kingdom (see 2 Nephi 31:17–18).
The Correct Mode of Baptism
- How should we be baptized?
Baptism by immersion by a person having the proper authority is the only acceptable way of being baptized.
- Why is authority to perform a baptism important?
- In what ways is baptism by immersion like the burial and Resurrection of the Savior?
Baptism at the Age of Accountability
- Who should be baptized?
- What might you say to a friend who believes that infants need to be baptized?
We Make Covenants When We Are Baptized
Come into the fold of God.
Bear one another’s burdens.
Stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all places.
Serve God and keep His commandments.
Forgive our sins (see Acts 2:38; D&C 49:13).
Pour out His Spirit more abundantly upon us (see Mosiah 18:10).
Give us daily guidance and the help of the Holy Ghost (see Acts 2:38; D&C 20:77).
Let us come forth in the First Resurrection (see Mosiah 18:9).
Give us eternal life (see Mosiah 18:9).
- What do you think it means to bear one another’s burdens? to stand as a witness of God at all times and in all places?
Baptism Gives Us a New Beginning
- How was your baptism a new beginning?
- 2 Nephi 31:4–7 (purpose and necessity of baptism)
- 3 Nephi 11:21–27; D&C 20:72–74 (how to perform a baptism)
- Acts 2:38–39 (be baptized for the remission of sins)
- Moroni 8:8–12; D&C 20:71–72 (baptism is not required of little children; baptism is required of all who repent)
- Alma 7:14–16 (baptism is cleansing, entering into a covenant of eternal life)
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Plainview Branch Elders & High Priest Lessons By Date:
10-17-10 : Chapter 20 Gospel Principles Manual "Baptism"
10-24-10 : "Helping Hands, Saving Hands" - By Elder Koichi Aoyagi - April 2010 Conference
10-31-10 : Joint Meeting With Priesthood
11-7-10 : "To The Home Teachers Of The Church" By President Ezra Taft Benson - April 1987 -
11-14-10 : Chapter 21 Gospel Principles Manual "The Gift Of The Holy Ghost"
11-21-10 : Chapter 22 Gospel Principles Manual "The Gifts Of The Spirit"
11-28-10 : "That Our Children Might See The Face Of Our Savior" - By Cheryl C. Lant - April 2010
12-5-10 : "Only An Elder" - by Elder Bruce R. McConkie in 1974
12-12-10 : Chapter 23 Gospel Principles Manual "The Sacrament"
12-19-10 : Chapter 24 Gospel Principles Manual "The Sabbath Day"
12-26-10 : To Be Announced