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The Mormon Sacrament

The Sacrament

The sacrament is a sacred ordinance in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the first meeting, a blessing is given on the bread and water by one with authority. There is a different prayer for each. The bread’s blessing is as follows.

“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 the 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 hathgiven them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.” (Book of Moroni¬†4:3)

The bread represents the Jesus Christ’s body, and the water represents the blood of our Savior Jesus as he died for us. By taking the sacrament, Mormons are promising to remember their Savior in everything they do, to remember how Christ suffered for each of our sins. It is also a renewal of the covenant made at baptism.

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Mormon Baptism

Mormon BaptismsA child is not fully a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints until they are baptized at the age of eight or older. Mormons believe in baptism by immersion. Unlike many Christians, they believe that if a child passes away before they are baptized at eight, they will be saved in the highest degree of heaven, because they were unable to account for their sins. Until the time when they can discern right from wrong, good from evil, they have free passage straight to heaven. Once they are baptized, all their sins are washed away and they have made one of the right choices on the road to eternal glory. They will then be able to decide for themselves, with the help of the Spirit of the Lord.

You are dressed in white as you enter the water to be baptized. The white represents cleanliness and godliness. The Mormons are always trying to be more like their Father in Heaven.

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