THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 22

Revleation through Joseph Smith to the Mormon church
Manchester, New York, April 1830

You must get re-baptized
(and don't tell God what to do)
Absurdity 22:1-4

1 Behold, I say unto you that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing; and this is a new and an everlasting covenant, even that which was from the beginning.

I [God] have done away with all the old covenants.

This is a new and everlasting covenant, like it was from the beginning.

2 Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times it availeth him nothing, for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works.

Even if you were baptized a hundred times, it would be worthless. [1]

3 For it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me, even as in days of old.

It's because of your dead works that I've made this last covenant.

4 Wherefore, enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.

So enter at the gate, and don't tell God what to do.

Amen.