Why Protestants Agree With Mormons? Part Six

"Here are some examples. [Part five of eight]


The LDS Church teaches that, following faith in Christ and repentance, baptism by immersion for a remission of sins is a necessary ordinance for salvation.

Why do Protestants agree?

Actually, it depends on the particular Protestant denomination. Some believe baptism is required; others view it as a type and shadow or nice gesture of faith. There are also disputes among Protestants over the style of baptism. Some Protestant sects agree with the LDS Church that full immersion is the proper method, others are are sprinklers and some are partial dunkers." (Kelly Bingham, Why Protestants Agree With Mormons (They Just Don't Realize It), www.moroni10.com, December 7, 2007, Brackets added)

"After His death and resurrection, and just before His ascension into heaven, the Lord Jesus gave the Great Commission to His church, which was thenceforth to be its basic concern and the focus of all its activities until His return at the end of the age. The Commission consists of three parts, in the following order (see Matt. 28:18-20): (1) "Making disciples from all nations"; (2) baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost [Spirit]," and then (3) "teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" (see also Mark 16:15, 16).
Thus, baptism is an integral part of the Christian's Commission from His Lord, and is therefore of highest importance. That the early Christians so regarded it is evident from the fact that wherever it is mentioned in the book of Acts, the above order was always observed. That is immediately after a man or woman was truly converted to Christ, he was forthwith baptized and thereby identified with the local church, where he was thereafter instructed in the full scope of Christian faith and life. Baptism was not considered as a part of the gospel, by which men are saved (1 Cor. 15:1-4), as Paul made clear when he said: "Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel" (1 Cor. 1:17), but it is an essential part of the Great Commission." (The Bible Has The Answer, Henry M. Morris, Baker Book House, 1971, pp. 142, Brackets added, Bold type added)

"The rite is nowhere described in detail. Immersion was commonly used (Mark 1:9; Acts 8:38). The outdoor environment facilitated this. It is implied in Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12 as a picturesque symbol, if not as the essential method; but immersion was hardly possible in the prison at Philippi (Acts 16:33) or in the house of Cornelius (Acts 10:48). Whatever the form, baptism has been the ceremony necessary to identify the baptized with the Christian church;......" (Harper's Bible Dictionary, Madeleine S. Miller and J. Lane Miller, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961, p. 60)

The Mormon church teaches that a person is required to be baptized in order to have forgiveness (remission) of sins in order to have salvation. Protestants do not baptize for salvation. They do baptize by immersion, however, the LDS agree with the Protestants with immersion, not the Protestants agree with the LDS. Protestants were here before the LDS.

Sorry, Mormons and Protestants do no agree on the same reasons for baptism.


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1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.