Talk:Baptism in Mormonism

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John the Baptist[edit]

The article currently says: "The first baptisms occurred on May 15, 1829, when Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery baptized each other in the Susquehanna River near Harmony, Pennsylvania shortly after receiving the Aaronic priesthood from John the Baptist."

I changed this to: "The first Mormon baptisms occurred on May 15, 1829, when Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery baptized each other in the Susquehanna River near Harmony, Pennsylvania, allegedly shortly after receiving the Aaronic priesthood from John the Baptist."

It was reverted by an anonymous user with the explanation "WP:CLAIM".

I don't see how WP:CLAIM applies to this case. The current version implies that Smith and Cowdery received the Aaronic priesthood from John the Baptist. That clearly is Mormon point of view that is only supported by claims in Mormon literature. That Smith and Cowdery baptized each other is plausible; that they met John the Baptist, who died about 1800 years before that is somewhat doubtful.

Any other thoughts? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 21:32, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

I added "According to the account in Joseph Smith—History 1:68", which should be neutral. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:43, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Move to Baptism in Mormonism. Nathan Johnson (talk) 17:38, 29 May 2013 (UTC)



Baptism (Mormonism)Baptism in MormonismWP:NATURAL JFH (talk) 21:34, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

  • How about Mormon baptism? Apteva (talk) 22:00, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support; the proposed title is the standard format for subtopics such as this. Powers T 02:27, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Red Slash 21:50, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator. —BarrelProof (talk) 06:19, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Looks better. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 06:21, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak support They look about the same to me, but as the only article I could find to compare it to was Baptism in early Christianity, I go Support for uniformity. ~Adjwilley (talk) 16:07, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.