1 Cor. 11:2,
praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the
ordinances, as I delivered them to you."
Acts 2: 38,
"Then 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."
"And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt
be saved, and thy house."
2 Ne. 9: 23, "And
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."
NE 11: 26, "And then shall ye immerse them in the water, and
come forth again out of the water."
D&C 20: 41,
"And to confirm those who are baptized into the church, by the
laying on of hands for the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, according
to the scriptures."
D&C 35: 6,
"But now I give unto thee a commandment, that thou shalt baptize
by water, and they shall receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of
the hands, even as the apostles of old."
"These were taught faith in God, repentance from sin, vicarious
baptism for the remission of sins, the gift of the Holy Ghost by the
laying on of hands.
34. "And all
other principles of the gospel that were necessary for them to know
in order to qualify themselves that they might be judged according to
men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit."
something or someone. As most often used in the scriptures, faith is
confidence and trust in Jesus Christ that lead a person to obey him.
Faith must be centered in Jesus Christ in order for it to lead a person
(Guide to the Scriptures,
"A change of
mind and heart that brings a fresh attitude toward God, oneself, and
life in general. Repentance implies that a person turns away from evil
and turns his heart and will to God, submitting to God’s commandments
and desires and forsaking sin. True repentance comes from a love for
God and a sincere desire to obey his commandments. All accountable persons
have sinned and must repent in order to progress toward salvation. Only
through the atonement of Jesus Christ can our repentance become effective
and accepted by God." (Guide
to the Scriptures, Repent/Repentance)
"Baptism by immersion
in water by one having authority is the introductory ordinance of the
gospel and is necessary to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. It is preceded by faith in Jesus Christ and by
repentance. It must be followed by receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost
in order to be complete (2 NE 31: 13-14). Baptism by water and the Spirit
is necessary before a person can enter the celestial kingdom. Adam was
the first to be baptized (Moses 6: 64-65). Jesus also was baptized to
fulfill all righteousness and to show the way for all mankind (Matt.
3: 13-17; 2 NE 31: 5-12)."
(Guide to the Scriptures,
"The power of
the Holy Ghost can come upon a person before baptism and witness that
the gospel is true. But the right to have the constant companionship
of the Holy Ghost, whenever one is worthy, is a gift that can be received
only by the laying on of hands by a Melchizedek Priesthood holder after
authorized baptism into the true Church of Jesus Christ." (Guide
to the Scriptures, Holy Ghost)
and ceremonies. Ordinances consist of acts that have spiritual meanings.
Ordinances can also mean God’s laws and statutes." (Guide
to the Scriptures, Ordinances)