What about Baptism

What is Baptism?

 

Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ. By the act of baptism, a person becomes a part of the visible Church, for it is a sign and a seal of the Covenant of Grace for believers and their children. As a sign, it proclaims God’s forgiveness and our redemption in Jesus Christ. As a seal, God marks us as adopted children of our heavenly Father. It indicates our engrafting into Christ, our rebirth, the remission of sins, and our ability by the power of the Spirit to walk in the newness of life. This sacrament is to be continued by God’s people until the end of the world.

 

Candidates for Baptism

Those eligible to receive this sacrament are those who have professed their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and have promised to be obedient to Him, along with the infants of one or both believing parents. Also, those who have legal responsibility for an infant have the right to present the child for baptism.

 

Method of Baptism

In the sacrament of baptism, water is to be used. Immersion or dipping the person into the water is not essential and baptism is ordinarily administered by pouring or sprinkling.

 

Effectiveness of Baptism

In the sacrament of baptism, water is to be used. Immersion or dipping the person into the water is not essential and baptism is ordinarily administered by pouring or sprinkling.

 

Administration of Baptism

The grace received through baptism does not come from the tradition or form of administration, and since it is not dependent upon the devoutness or the intention of the person administering it, baptism should be administered only once.

 

How to be Baptize?


Baptism Documents

Primer on Baptism

Infant Baptism Request Form

 
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