In the words of Moroni, a person who was baptized by a minor priesthood authority in the various branches of the restoration does not need baptism again, but needs to receive the confirmation or gift of the Holy Spirit from April 6, 2019, when his name is confirmed as a member of the Church – and she then becomes a member of the church that has will be restructured on this day. That is, even if the baptism is from another branch of the restoration, Moroni states that it has validity, because the Lord did not abandon the believers of the Book of Mormon, but only took away the Greater Priesthood. “So he can be confirmed a member of the Church.” But if this can not be confirmed as receiving baptism by the authority of the Aaronic priesthood, then there must be a new baptism, followed by confirmation. There will be those who are already baptized will choose to rename themselves.
In the scriptures we have the example of Paul who, finding about 12 disciples of John the Baptist who were already baptized, baptized them again and gave them the Holy Spirit, since they had not received it before (Acts 19: 1-7) .
In general, when the Church is formally established or there is a new beginning for a ministry or dispensation, those who have been baptized will be able to be again. In the scriptures we see that Alma, who already possessed the priesthood (and therefore had already been baptized – for baptism must necessarily precede receiving the priesthood, was “buried in the water” (Mosiah 9:45 RLDS), but his rebaptism had another purpose: to begin and organize the Church of God again among his people (Mosiah 9: 49-50 RLDS).
This same kind of rebaptism is found in the case of Joseph Smith. He was baptized with Oliver Cowdery in 1829 – and was renamed on April 6, 1830.
“When the Church was organized, all the brothers who organized it into groups before that and others who had been baptized were renamed. They had to be, in order to enter the Church through the door and their members be confirmed. “Indeed, one of the purposes of baptism is to admit a person in the Church.
The Nephites were also renamed at the time Christ appeared to them.
“When Jesus appeared to the Nephites on this continent, his commanded them to be baptized, though they had already been baptized for the remission of sins. We read how angels exercised ministry daily with Nephi; as Nephi baptized all who came to be baptized for the remission of sins; how he organized the Church and even raised his brother from death, since he held the priesthood. Then we read how the Savior ordered Nephi and the people to be baptized again because he had organized the Church according to the Gospel. “
Again the Lord is organizing his church on April 6, 2019 according to the your Gospel. Only after confirming church members, after this day (April 6, 2019) can you call again priests and elders. So that everything happens in order. Those who received the Priesthood earlier, as it did some here in Brazil, was due to a special called in the words of Moroni, so that all things (high priesthood and their keys) would be restored. But the rest of the issue should occur only on April 6, when the church of Jesus Christ is officially restructured.
Until then, many truths regarding this matter will be revealed to His people by the Lord.
Mauricio Artur Berger
Given this day 12.16.2018 by Mauricio Berger, which he composed in his native tongue, Portuguese and then ran through a translation program for English. There may be a few minor inaccuracies in language due to this process, but I feel it conveys the message with enough clarity to be properly understood. Roberta C
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