3 Nephi 11: 27

3 Nephi 11: 27

3 Nephi 11: 27:  “And after this manner shall ye baptize in my name; for behold, verily I say unto you, that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one; and I am in the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one.” The ordinance of baptism
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Comment Chaos

Comment Chaos

It has become apparent that this has changed in the last week from a teaching blog into a discussion blog.  As a result, comments are now disabled.  There won’t be any comments on this blog from now on.  Existing comments will not be taken down; but no new ones will be added. As the next
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3 Nephi 11: 26

3 Nephi 11: 26

3 Nephi 11: 26: “And then shall ye immerse them in the water, and come forth again out of the water.”    The manner of baptism is clearly by immersion. To perform the ordinance, they must be put under the water and then “come forth again out of the water” to follow the instruction given
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3 Nephi 11: 24-25

3 Nephi 11: 24-25

3 Nephi 11: 24-25: “And now behold, these are the words which ye shall say, calling them by name, saying:  Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.” Christ prescribes the exact words to be used in
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3 Nephi 11: 23

3 Nephi 11: 23

3 Nephi 11: 23: “Verily I say unto you, that whoso repenteth of his sins through your words, and desireth to be baptized in my name, on this wise shall ye baptize them—Behold, ye shall go down and stand in the water, and in my name shall ye baptize them.” The candidate for baptism must first
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3 Nephi 11: 22

3 Nephi 11: 22

3 Nephi 11: 22: “And again the Lord called others, and said unto them likewise; and he gave unto them power to baptize. And he said unto them: On this wise shall ye baptize; and there shall be no disputations among you.” Space was limited and the mechanics of writing was difficult for Mormon. Therefore,
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3 Nephi 11: 21

3 Nephi 11: 21

3 Nephi 11: 21: “And the Lord said unto him: I give unto you power that ye shall baptize this people when I am again ascended into heaven.” Notice the Lord does not touch Nephi. He speaks the words. The Lord’s word is sovereign. If the Lord speaks it, it is so. It is not
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3 Nephi 11

3 Nephi 11

3 Nephi 11 I have always wanted to do something with Christ’s sermons to the Nephites. It seems to me that we’ve been running through prophecies and warnings which serve one purpose, and leaving another one neglected. Balance requires us to return to another important purpose of the Book of Mormon. Namely, testifying that Jesus
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Remnant, part X

Remnant, part X

First, a slight detour because of comments or complaints. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the only church I have ever joined. I owe to that church my knowledge of the truth. If you’ve read my original explanation of this blog, you would know that already.
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Remnant, part IX

Remnant, part IX

The interplay between the latter-day gentiles and the remnant has been illustrated repeatedly in the Book of Mormon prophecies. We have seen Nephi’s prophecies of the event, and Christ’s affirmation and expansion on the event. Gentiles would be offered the fullness and would reject it. Then the gentiles would take the gospel to the remnant who would
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