Proper method of baptism.

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Proper method of baptism.

Postby dgrichards » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:56 pm

During a baptism the priesthood holder should raise his right arm to the square. If he raises his left arm to the square and performs the baptism will the child that was baptized need to be re-baptized?

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Re: Proper method of baptism.

Postby russellhltn » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:05 pm

dgrichards wrote:During a baptism the priesthood holder should raise his right arm to the square. If he raises his left arm to the square and performs the baptism will the child that was baptized need to be re-baptized?

Short of finding a clear answer in a Handbook, I think you're going to have to run that one by the stake president or mission president. If he's not sure, he can ask the area authority.
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Re: Proper method of baptism.

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:55 pm

This is something that you'd hope the witnesses would catch so it could be repeated right away in the font. After the baptism is over, scheduling a rebaptism will be difficult, if it's necessary.

Sometimes there are allowances made in ordinances whe n a person is physically disadvantaged – for example, if the baptizer doesn't have a right arm.
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Re: Proper method of baptism.

Postby dfchamplain » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:22 am

Handbook 2 says that the person must raise their right arm to the square - https://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2 ... eng#20.3.8

It also outlines how to deal with individuals who may have disabilities -
https://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2 ... eng#20.1.4


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