Sunday, July 12, 2015

What is an ordinance in the Mormon church?

In the Articles of Faith which are 13 major points of belief for the Mormon (LDS) church, the fourth one mentions ordinances.  "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost."  

An ordinance is a sacred, formal act that has spiritual meaning. Ordinances are performed by the authority of the priesthood and under the direction of those who hold priesthood keys. Ordinances help us remember who we are and remind us of our relationship with God. They help us come unto Christ and receive eternal life.

1 comment:

  1. Ordinances have played an important role in my life. They have helped me to be accountable to God. I consider the covenants I made in conjuction with those ordinances to be sacred, and I am grateful for the blessing it is to perform such ordinances in temples in behalf of those who lived upon the Earth without having received them. God cares about them as much as anyone else, and He desires that they accept those ordinances which are done for them.


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