Baptism Necessity ---
"BUT I HAVE A BAPTISM TO BE BAPTIZED WITH, AND HOW AM I STRAIGHTENED TILL IT BE ACCOMPLISHED!"
--- [Luke 12: 50 - Bible]
hen Peter said unto them, Repent, and BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost."
or the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, EVEN AS MANY AS THE LORD OUR GOD SHALL CALL."
--- [Acts 2: 38-39 - Bible]
nd He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature."
16 HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; but he that believeth not shall be damned."
--- [Mark 16: 15-16 - Bible]
29 AND HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED, and he that believeth not, and is not baptized, shall be damned."
--- [D&C 112: 29 - Bible]
hen cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him."
ut John forbade him, saying, I HAVE NEED TO BE BAPTIZED OF THEE, AND COMEST THOU TO ME?
nd Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: FOR THUS IT BECOMETH US TO FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Then he suffered him." --- [Matthew 3: 13-15 - Bible]
"WHEREFORE IN ALL THINGS
IT BEHOVED HIM TO BE MADE LIKE UNTO HIS BRETHREN, that He might be
a merciful and faithful
High Priest IN THINGS PERTAINING TO GOD,
to make reconciliation for the sins of the people." --- [Hebrews 2: 17 - Bible]
or even hereunto were ye called: BECAUSE CHRIST ALSO SUFFERED FOR US, LEAVING
, THAT YE SHOULD FOLLOW HIS STEPS."
--- [1st Peter 2: 21 - Bible]
5 AND NOW, IF THE LAMB OF GOD, HE BEING HOLY, SHOULD HAVE NEED TO BE BAPTIZED OF WATER,
TO FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS, O THEN, HOW MUCH MORE NEED HAVE WE, BEING UNHOLY, TO BE BAPTIZED, YEA, EVEN BY WATER!"
nd now I would ask of you, my beloved brethren, wherein the Lamb of God did fulfill all righteousness in being baptized by water?"
7 Know ye not that He was holy? But notwithstanding he being holy, He showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh
He humbleth Himself before the Father, AND WITNESSETH UNTO THE FATHER THAT HE WOULD BE OBEDIENT UNTO HIM IN KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS. ...
nd again, it showeth unto the children of men the straightness of the path, and the narrowness of "THE GATE"
BY WHICH THEY SHOULD ENTER, HE HAVING SET THE EXAMPLE BEFORE THEM.
nd He said unto the children of men: Follow thou me. Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
CAN WE FOLLOW JESUS SAVE WE SHALL BE WILLING TO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE FATHER?"
nd the Father said: Repent ye, repent ye, and be baptized in the name of my Beloved Son."
nd also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying, He that is baptized in my name, to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost, like unto me;
wherefore, follow me, AND DO THE THINGS WHICH YE HAVE SEEN ME DO.
herefore, 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 SAVIOUR
DOWN INTO THE WATER,
according to His word, behold, then ye shall 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. ..."
nd now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end,
IN FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD,
He cannot be saved."
herefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen 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."
18 AND THEN YE ARE IN THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW PATH WHICH LEADS TO ETERNAL LIFE; YEA, YE HAVE ENTERED IN BY
ye have done according to the commandments of the Father and the Son; and ye have received the Holy Ghost, which witnesses of the Father and of the Son, unto the fulfilling of the promise which He hath made,
THAT IF YE ENTERED IN BY THE WAY YE SHOULD RECEIVE." --- [2nd Nephi 31: 5-7 & 9-13 & 16-18 - The Book of Mormon]
esus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee. EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN OF THE WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT,
HE CANNOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."
hat which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit." --- [John 3: 5-6 - Bible]
ot by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, BY THE WASHING OF REGENERATION
, AND RENEWING OF THE HOLY GHOST." --- [Titus 3: 5 - Bible]
hat by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit,
which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, EVEN SO YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, OF WATER, AND OF THE SPIRIT, AND BE CLEANSED BY BLOOD,
EVEN THE BLOOD OF MINE ONLY BEGOTTEN
; that ye might be sanctified from all sin; and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world,
and eternal life in the world to come, even immortal glory; FOR BY THE WATER
YE KEEP THE COMMANDMENT; BY THE SPIRIT YE ARE JUSTIFIED, AND BY THE BLOOD YE ARE SANCTIFIED;"
--- [Moses 6: 59-60 - Pearl of Great Price]
or WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD
overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our FAITH
ho is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"
his is he that came by WATER AND BLOOD,
even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by
WATER AND BLOOD.
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth."
or there are three that bear record in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are One. And there are three that bear witness in earth:
THE SPIRIT, AND THE WATER, AND THE BLOOD:
and these three agree in One." --- [1st John 5: 4-8 - Bible]
nd no unclean thing can enter into His kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into His rest
SAVE IT BE THOSE WHO HAVE WASHED THEIR GARMENTS IN MY BLOOD,
because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end."
ow this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, AND COME UNTO ME AND BE BAPTIZED IN MY NAME,
that ye may be sanctified by the reception of The Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day."
erily, verily, I say unto you, this is my Gospel; AND YE KNOW THE THINGS WHICH YE MUST DO IN MY CHURCH; FOR THE WORKS YE HAVE
SEEN ME DO THAT SHALL YE ALSO DO; FOR THAT WHICH YE HAVE SEEN ME DO EVEN THAT SHALL YE DO." --- [3rd Nephi 27: 19-21 - THE Book of Mormon]
nd this is My doctrine, and it is the doctrine which the Father hath given Me; and I bear record of the Father, and the Father beareth record of Me,
and the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and Me; and I bear record that the Father commandeth all men, everywhere, to repent and believe in Me."
33 AND WHOSO BELIEVETH IN ME, AND IS BAPTIZED, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED;
and they are they who shall inherit the kingdom of God."
34 AND WHOSO BELIEVETH NOT IN ME, AND IS NOT BAPTIZED, SHALL BE DAMNED."
--- [3rd Nephi 11: 32-34 - The Book of Mormon]
he like figure whereunto even BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE US
(not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer
of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ." --- [1st Peter 3:21 - Bible]
nd He commandeth all men that they must repent, AND BE BAPTIZED IN HIS NAME,
having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel,
or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God." --- [2nd Nephi 9: 23 - The Book of Mormon]
nd as many as repent AND ARE BAPTIZED IN MY NAME, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST,
and endure to the end,
THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED."
ehold, Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the Father, and there is none other name given whereby man can be saved;"
herefore, ALL MEN MUST TAKE UPON THEM THE NAME WHICH IS GIVEN OF THE FATHER, FOR IN THAT NAME SHALL THEY BE CALLED
AT THE LAST DAY;"
25 WHEREFORE IF THEY KNOW NOT THE NAME BY WHICH THEY ARE CALLED, THEY CANNOT HAVE PLACE IN THE KINGDOM OF MY FATHER."
--- [D&C 18: 22-25]
nd again we bear record---for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the Gospel of Christ concerning them who shall come forth in
THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST;"
51 THEY ARE THEY WHO RECEIVED THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS, AND BELIEVED ON HIS NAME AND WERE BAPTIZED
after the manner of His burial, being buried in the water in His name, and this according to the commandment which He has given---"
hat by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands of him
who is ordained and sealed unto this power;" --- [D&C 76: 50-52]
"THE GATE" BY WHICH YE SHOULD ENTER."
"THE GATE" BY WHICH YE SHOULD ENTER"