In our church, we believe in Baptism by Immersion. The Savior was baptized by Immersion, and in order to become more like him we should follow his ways.
Immersion is symbolic of the death of a person's sinful life and the rebirth into a spiritual life, promising to be dedicated to the service of God and His children.
We also believe in being baptized at the age of 8. We believe that is the age of accountability. That’s the age that children become accountable for their actions, before then Satan cannot tempt children. We believe that little children are redeemed through the mercy of Christ.
Our sweet Isaac turned 8 this year.
He chose to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
We believe that in order to become a member of the LDS church, you must be baptized.
He wants to be a part of this amazing church. I couldn’t be more proud.
He was baptized by his father a few weeks ago in our church building. Each church building has their own font, allowing for baptism by immersion.
After the baptism, he received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Remember when Jesus promised the apostles that he wouldn’t leave them comfortless? That he would send them a comforter? We believe that gift is a gift for all who receive the gospel into their lives. Isaac was given the special gift of the Holy Ghost, also known as the comforter.
I am so thankful to have the Holy Ghost in my own life. I rely on him daily. God really doesn’t leave us to walk through our life alone. He is there, and he sent a comforter to be there too.
After the special ordinances that took place that morning, we celebrated the day with family and friends.
I loved having people that mean so much to Isaac be there with us to celebrate his choice.
(CTR-stands for Choose the Right)
I know it helped him recognize how loved he is, and just how important this decision is.
We had a delicious waffle bar back at our house, and enjoyed every moment of celebrating such an amazing young man.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest gift I have, I am thankful to share it with my family.
I am thankful to share it with Isaac, and I am willing to share it with any one else who may want to know more. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask me.
Oh happy day Isaac, we love you!!