Baptism is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably
with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally. The canonical Gospels
Why should I get wet, and what does the Bible say about it? We discuss how
baptism works, its history, who should be baptized, when, why, and how it is
Baptism celebrates becoming that new person. That is why the church's ritual
begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world,
1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in
the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),<sup>4</sup> and the door which gives access to the other ...
Baptism. Incorporated into Christ's Body, Sent on Christ's Mission. Baptism
makes us “members of one another.” Since the time of early Christianity, Baptism.
The practice of baptism as a religious symbol did not begin with Jesus. Baptism,
which means literally the immersion in water, was practiced among the people ...
These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus' word,
make disciples, and baptize those disciples. These things are to be done ...
Baptism is the sacrament of Christian initiation. Through baptism believers and
their children are embodied in the covenant of grace and become a part of the…
This is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the church.
God establishes an indissoluble bond with each person in baptism. God adopts
“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the
Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298). In the waters of baptism we are ...