“Nephi Went Down into the Water and Was Baptized”

Brant Gardner

This self-baptism of the head of the church was a reenactment of Alma’s baptism at the waters of Mormon (Mosiah 18:14-16). As similar process ushered in the ordinance of baptism by priesthood authority in the modern church (Joseph Smith-History:72-73.)

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon