A Christian believer's water baptism is a joyous occasion, symbolic of rebirth in Jesus Christ. Families and church congregations often commemorate the event with special ceremonies, gifts, cards and celebrations. The baptismal rite, entered into by...
Brancacci Chapel, Florence. Efnsion beneath the water. This mode of baptism
continues in the East except for infants, but in the West it had dropped almost ...
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
then is significant in that it represents the forgiveness and cleansing from sin that comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” And us... More »
Baptism by immersion in water by one having authority is the first saving
ordinance of the gospel and is necessary for an individual to become a member
of The ...
Jul 30, 2014 ... Some churches say Baptism is optional, but the New Testament teaches it is
integral to the life of faith.
Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door
of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of Christ and incorporated ...
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 ...
So, if for no other reason, baptism has importance because Jesus commanded it.
Baptism was practiced before the founding of the church. The Jews of ancient ...