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Baptismal Covenant

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At baptism, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make a covenant with the Lord called the "Baptismal Covenant." It is a covenant with God in which the newly baptized member promises to serve Him and keep His commandments. Baptized members covenant to do the following:

  • To bear one another's burdens
  • To be willing to mourn with those that mourn
  • To comfort those who stand in need of comfort
  • To stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places even until death

At baptism Latter-day Saints take upon themselves the name of Christ. They promise to always remember Him. At baptism Latter-day Saints make a covenant with the Lord that they are willing to come into His kingdom and keep His commandments from that time forward, even though they still live in the world.1

“All Latter-day Saints enter the new and everlasting covenant when they enter this Church. They covenant to cease sustaining, upholding and cherishing the kingdom of the Devil and the kingdoms of this world. They enter the new and everlasting covenant to sustain the Kingdom of God and no other kingdom. They take a vow of the most solemn kind, before the heavens and earth, … that they will sustain truth and righteousness instead of wickedness and falsehood, and build up the Kingdom of God, instead of the kingdoms of this world.”2

The ordinance of the sacrament renews the covenant of baptism every week at Sacrament Meeting.

1 Robert D. Hales, The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom, Liahona, January, 2001 2 Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young [1997], 62–63

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