According to the 4th article of faith and other scriptures baptism is for the remission of sins.
So let me ask some questions, maybe “you all” can help me out with the “right” answers: If children are baptized at the age of accountability what sins do they have that need to be removed?
If a non-member wants to join the church then they are required to repent of their sins, which is discussed by the person interviewing the person for baptism, if they qualify they can then be baptized. If they have already repented of their sins, then what sins does the baptism remove? If it takes the baptism to remove those sins they have repented of then what about repentence after baptism? Wouldn’t that be inconsistent?
If baptism is for the remission of sins then what is repentence for?
If baptism is for the remission of sins then why can’t we be baptized more than once. (Church members did it – a lot…in the 1800s).
And if the sacrament is to re-new the covenants we make at baptism, as we are taught and as the prayers indicate, why isn’t the process of remission of sins indicated, or given there also?
If repentence works then I see no need of baptism for the remission of sins. I see baptism as being necessary for enterance into the church / Celestial Kingdom, and for taking upon ourselves the name of Christ etc. but not the remission of sins part!