Jesus Christ being Baptized 
 

Baptism and Confirmation

Being “born of water and of the Holy Ghost” are the first steps we take on the road to eternal life.

One of the purposes of baptism is to symbolically wash away our sins, but even Jesus Christ, who lived a perfect life, was baptized. Jesus was baptized because it is a commandment and he wanted to provide a perfect example of obedience to Heavenly Father’s divine guidance.

The ordinances of baptism and confirmation are a way for us to show that we are willing to take the name of Jesus Christ upon us, which means to become Christians and do our best to always live accordingly. 

First, we are baptized by being lowered under water and raised back up by a person who has authority from God to do so. 

This action symbolizes Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, and it also represents the end of our old lives and beginning a new life as His disciples.