bap·tism ˈbapˌtizəm noun
:a ceremony or occasion at which baptism takes place.
:a person’s initiation into a particular activity or role, typically one perceived as difficult.
:Baptism is a personal covenant between you and God. In the LDS Church it is the third principle and ordinance of the gospel (see the 4th Article of Faith) which means it’s how we show faith in Christ and repent of our sins. We also believe in being baptized to show obedience, to take upon us the name of Christ, to become members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to receive the Holy Ghost, and enter in the kingdom of God.