Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Love the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ

Today there was a baptism of a younger girl here in Havre, Montana. There was a spirit of joy that brought tears and smiles to all of our faces. Baptism is just the first step of a long journey, but the first step is a big one. Jesus Christ told Nicodemus "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 What does this scripture mean? Nicodemus asked, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?." (John 3:4) Jesus wasn't talking about a literal rebirth. He was talking about something different but related in many ways. Today there was a daughter of God reborn.

This girl had been preparing to be baptized for three or four years. She was only waiting on the approval of her mother to enter into the covenant of baptism. When this young woman told us that her mother had said that she could be baptized, we were overjoyed. This choice daughter of God had sacrificed many things to be a part of God's kingdom here on the earth. The ordinace only lasted but a small moment. The priesthood holder said the prayer of baptism she was taken under the water and brought back up in the name of Jesus Christ. It reminded me of when Christ was baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. There was a period of time when the Gospel was distorted and even hidden from the world. Through a modern day prophet we have the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Priesthood authority of God.

With love,

Elder Austin Roerdanz

Montana Billings Mission

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