Friday, June 19, 2015

Christ's Baptism and our Baptism

What a sacred experience when the Savior was baptized by John, who had authority.  There in the presence of all members of the Godhead.  "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:13-17 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/3.13-17 )

Just as the Savior was baptized "To fulfill all righteousness," and to obey the laws of God, so we are baptized, by one having authority in the Restored Church, and from then on, take upon us his name, and be an example to all we meet of the Savior.  Even though we are imperfect, we can still be examples of Christ, and give Christlike service to others.  

If we do, we will have the spirit to be with us, for at baptism we are also given the gift of the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands.  What a sacred gift from our Father in Heaven to have as a constant companion.  

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