Today I am writing my blog post in the form of a play.... It will be a guy named Bob talking to a missionary.
Bob: What is baptism?
Missionary: baptism is the first covenant we make with God.Bob: What is a covenant?
To answer your next question... lets turn to The Book of Mormon to Moroni Chapter 4 verse 3
*Bob and the missionary flip through the Book of Mormon*
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen
Missionary: So we promise that we take upon us his name, remember him and keep his commandments. Then God promises that he will give us his spirit to be with us always. What an amazing promise! Also when we are baptized we are promised a remission of our sins and we come out of the water completely clean. In a sense when we come out of the water we are starting a new life as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Bob: That is incredible! When can I be baptized?
I know that was pretty cheesy but I enjoyed writing it and it is very true what the missionary said. Baptism is the start of a new life and it is the greatest promise you will ever make.
I am so grateful that I am baptized.