Forgotten Stories from the Old Testament: Adam’s Baptism

Did you know Adam was baptized? I’m not exactly clear on how it happened, but the scriptures clearly tell that he was. After the Lord explained to Adam some of the important principles behind baptism, He was carried by the Spirit into the water.

Here’s the account, given in the Pearl of Great Price:

Moses 6:64-68

64 And it came to pass, when the Lord had spoken with Adam, our father, that Adam cried unto the Lord, and he was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord, and was carried down into the water, and was laid under the water, and was brought forth out of the water.
65 And thus he was baptized, and the Spirit of God descended upon him, and thus he was born of the Spirit, and became quickened in the inner man.
66 And he heard a voice out of heaven, saying: Thou art baptized with fire, and with the Holy Ghost. This is the record of the Father, and the Son, from henceforth and forever;
67 And thou art after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years, from all eternity to all eternity.
68 Behold, thou art one in me, a son of God; and thus may all become my sons. Amen.