Doctrine and Covenants Section 22

1, 2, 3, 4

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Manchester, New York, April 1830. HC 1: 79-80. This revelation was given to the Church in consequence of some who had previously been baptized desiring to unite with the Church without rebaptism.

1, Baptism is a new and everlasting covenant; 2-4, Authoritative baptism is required.

 1 Behold, I say unto you that all aold covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing; and this is a new and an beverlasting ccovenant, even that which was from the beginning.

 2 Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times it availeth him nothing, for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the alaw of Moses, neither by your bdead works.

 3 For it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me, even as in days of old.

 4 Wherefore, enter ye in at the agate, as I have commanded, and bseek not to counsel your God. Amen.