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(without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... BAPTISM--MODE. 51 As the limpid and refreshing streams of the
mountains, springing from the bosom of eternal snow go down and are
defiled and darkened by mingling with the turbid river of the
valleys sweeping on, and on to the great sea, so these wondrous,
heavenborn truths, given to man in the morn of time, and coming
down through the ages, have become obscured and polluted as they
have been mixed and mingled with the corrupting systems and creeds
of men, till, at length, but a dim shadow, a faint likeness of
their former character and excellence remains. CHAPTER III.
BAPTISM, ITS MODE, Mr. Sheldon next attacks Joseph's account of the
baptism of O. Cowdery and himself, after their first ordination by
the angel; also the statement of the angel concerning "baptism by
immersion for the remission of sins." ""If baptism is immersion,
says Mr. Sheldon], then this angel really talks about immersion by
immersion. * * * Such an angel ought to go to school before
discoursing on baptism." Baptism, as a Christian rite, a religious
ceremony, (and that is what the angel was talking about), is more
than mere immersion, as we have said before. Baptism, as that term
has been used in the true Christian Church, is a religious
ordinance, and is designed both for the remission of sins and as a
means of initiation into the fold and Church of Christ--the family
of God. To this agree both the Scriptures and primitive church
history. Now, it was eminently proper that the angel should explain
both the objurt of baptism, and the mide of administering the rite,
especially when we consider that Joseph and Oliver had been reared
in the midst of a people who held that baptism by sprinkling or
pouring was valid. The angel, like a true minister for Christ,
addressed himself to the manifest wa...
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