New Experience
      • The Authority to Baptize

      • "We on a certain day went into the woods to pray and inquire of the Lord respecting baptism for the remission of sins" (Joseph Smith—History 1:68).

      • "Upon you my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah I confer the Priesthood of Aaron" (D&C 13:1). 

      • "I laid my hands upon [Oliver's] head and ordained him to the Aaronic Priesthood, and afterwards he laid his hands on me and ordained me to the same Priesthood—for so we were commanded" (Joseph Smith—History 1:71).

      • "He . . . gave us directions that I should baptize Oliver Cowdery, and afterwards that he should baptize me" (History of the Church, 1:39).

      • "If the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized" (2 Nephi 31:5).

      • Melchizedek Priesthood Restored

      • "With Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles" (D&C 27:12).

      • Following Jesus Christ

      • "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:35).

      • "We are trying here to gird up our loins, and purge from our midst the workers of iniquity and . . . roll forth this good work" (History of the Church, 5:66).

      • "And let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practise virtue and holiness before me" (D&C 38:24).

      • "Unto as many as received me gave I power to do many miracles" (D&C 45:8).

      • The Rise of the Church of Christ in These Last Days

      • "We had received a commandment to organize the Church" (History of the Church, 1:75).

      • "We proceeded . . . to call on our brethren to know whether they accepted us as their teachers" (History of the Church, 1:77).