The law of tithing is something that needs to be explained, especially to the uninitiated.
According to the Saints, before a person can be baptised, he or she has to solemnly take the Vow to observe the code of Chastity (remaining faithful to one's spouse) and giving Ten Percent of one's income to the Church on a regular basis. Not eight percent, not twelve percent, but ten percent.
The law of tithing enables the church collect money for its day to day operations, building of new churches, and distribution of books and literature, like the Bible and the Book of Mormons. These are all very worthy causes.
It is like putting back into the great stream that gives to everybody. Money is made round to go round. What goes round, comes around.
The actual Baptism is done by the person being tipped back into the pool, warm water about waist high. That is scheduled for me this evening at 7pm.
Having agreed to repent, and promising to follow the above two codes, after Baptism one is born-again. To be born-again is to walk anew, to lead a pure and chaste life, to walk to the glory of our Heavenly Father, through His Annointed Son, Jesus the Christ.