In the MTC my instructed promised me that if I figure out Moroni Chapter 8 I will at least double my baptisms on my mission from if I went without that knowledge. So when my MTC companion got sick and we went back to the residence for him to sleep I took that time to study Moroni 8, to figure out what Moroni 8 is all about. So here’s what I have.
What is Moroni 8 all about?
Right after Moroni is called to the ministry Mormon writes a letter to Moroni concerning the fact Moroni was baptizing little children because he knew that baptism is one of the only steps we can take to live with our heavenly father again. Mormon was so concerned for his son, Moroni that he immediately inquired of the Lord to find out through faith the correct principles. Mormon goes on to speak doctrine of Christ saying, “not to call the righteous to repentance but sinners to repentance.: Little children are whole, they need no forgiveness because they cannot sin and the curse of Adam was taken away when Christ fulfilled the Atonement. The main reason Jesus Christ came to this Earth was to fix Adams transgression. If the savoir had not dies, there would be NO way to return to our father in Heaven.
All we need to do in this life is follow the Lord’s example. It isn’t the children that need to follow the adults example, its quite the opposite, we need to follow the child’s example and be baptized as little children. Mormon rebuked Moroni saying, “he hath neither faith, hope, nor charity.” Mormon tells how it is wicked to think that God would send one child to hell because he hath no baptism and one child to heaven because he hath. Mormon goes on to say if you change the Lords ordinances you will go to Hell lest you repent. ” He that saith that little children need baptism denieth the mercies of Christ, and setter at naught the Atonement of him and the power of his redemption.” Redemption is just a recovery from the fallen state of Adam. I should
love the Gospel so much that I should be scared not to share it, for no soul should be left in endless torment. It is vain to baptize with no purpose. So when I am helping my investigators prepare for baptism by coming unto Christ they must be invested in the Gospel or what I am doing is DEAD. All men and women who are baptized must fit the qualifications for baptism. For why else would their baptism matter? If my investigators exercise faith in the commandments and commitments God has given them their sins will be forgiven. I know that to be true. It is only through baptism that we will fulfill the commandment, the Holy Ghost will be justified and the Blood of Christ that we might be sanctified to live with God again. This is my testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that we can return to our Father in Heaven and our Savoir. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
I invite everyone to brush up on Moroni 8 and to really pay attention to the first 8 verses. I love this Gospel and the Atonement that Jesus so lightly offered us. My service out here is just a small way to pay him back for his sacrifice. Oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me.
This is Elder Allen reporting out.