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November 23 – 2 Thessalonians 2:13; “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.”

Hebrews 13:12; “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”

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kneel foot cross The Seer, p. 255; “Jesus Christ did not shed His blood to save us in our sins, but to open a way whereby man might obtain forgiveness through Faith, Repentance, and Baptism: and no man can be saved who neglects either of these principles.” – Orson Pratt

Romans 5:8; “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

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D&C 76:52Cross 1 Cor 1 18; “That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed unto this power.”

 

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Ensign, ‘Joseph Smith Among the Prophets,’ June 1994; “As suggested earlier, the life of Joseph Smith was in some degree patterned after that of his Master, Jesus Christ. That pattern holds true even when extended to its tragic conclusion. Like his Master, Joseph Smith also shed his blood in order that the final testament, the reestablishment of the new covenant, might be in full effect.” – Robert L. Millet

 

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MormonBaptisimAs I conclude this series on Mormon Baptism I’d like to touch on what it means to be baptized in the Mormon Church versus into the body of Christ. The quote below is from the church’s Newsroom website, and gives an accurate view of how the church sees baptism (emphasis mine).

“Baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints requires full immersion in water by a person who holds the priesthood authority to baptize. It is the means by which people join the Church. Those who are baptized into the Church are cleansed of their previous sins and placed under covenant to live the principles of the gospel.”

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The Efficacy of Jesus’ Blood

I came across this sermon given by Amasa Lyman on Christmas day in 1859. After 19 years of in-depth studying of Mormonism there’s little shock value left in me.  Today is the exception to the rule. 

Journal of Discourses 7:297-299; “When we cling to what Jesus Christ has done for us, do you not see that our part will never be done? We may pray and sing, and pay Tithing, and go to church, and attend to all the outward forms of religion, and attend to all those things that thousands believed in doing, and then we shall find that our salvation will not be wrought out.”

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In Acts 20:28 we read:

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

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