Question: What "plain and precious" teachings does the Book of Mormon provide regarding the requirements for baptism?

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Question: What "plain and precious" teachings does the Book of Mormon provide regarding the requirements for baptism?

Book of Mormon doctrines relating to qualifications for baptism

  • We must be willing to follow the Savior with full purpose of heart and with real intent. (2 Nephi 31:3, 2 Nephi 31:10-13)
  • We must repent of our sins, thereby witnessing unto the Father that we are willing to take upon us the name of Christ. (2 Nephi 31:3, Moroni 6:2–3)
  • We must be willing to come into the fold of God, and to be called His people ((Mosiah 18:8)
  • We must be willing to bear one another's burdens, willing to mourn with those that mourn, comfort those that stand in need of comfort. (Mosiah 18:9)
  • We must be willing to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all places, even until death. (Mosiah 18:10)
  • We must be willing to serve God, keep His commandments, and desire to have His Spirit poured out more abundantly upon us. (Mosiah 18:10, Mosiah 21:35)
  • Notwithstanding the Savior being holy, he was baptized to witness to the Father that he was willing to keep his commandments. (2 Nephi 31:7)
  • We must repent, be baptized and become as a little child or we can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God. (3 Nephi 11:37–38)
  • We must have a broken heart and a contrite spirit. (Moroni 6:2-3)
  • Baptism not for infants (Moroni 8:4-23)
  • Baptism and repentance are for those that are accountable and capable of committing sin (Moroni 8:10)

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