What is Christian baptism?
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What is Christian baptism? with remarks on the publication of the Rev. D. Wallace, of Paisley, entitled "Christian baptism : is it the immersion of believers, or the sprinkling of infants, as testified by the paedobaptists?" by Gardner, Archibald of Nethercommon

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Published by Alex. Gardner, D. Bryce, Ogle & son, G. Gallie, and Murray & son, Johstone & Hunter, Oliver & Boyd, and Shepherd & Elliot, Houlston & Stoneman in Paisley, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London .
Written in English


  • Baptism,
  • Infant baptism

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Pagination84 p.
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20406838M

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A public declaration: Baptism declares that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for Christian life. What is Christian baptism? Baptism is an act in which a Christian is immersed in water to symbolize the end of an old way of living, and a new start. When you get baptized it is a testimony to God and people that you, by faith, will live a new life as an overcomer. The Bible first mentions Christian baptism in its accounts of John the Baptist.   Baptism is the outward act that symbolizes the inward phenomenon of coming to and accepting Jesus Christ as real, as God incarnate, as the sacrificial means by . Baptism is not a Christian’s public profession of his own decision to believe in Christ (a truly Arminian idea), but the sign and seal of Christ’s own work of washing of a sinner to save him. 2. Not only believing adults are to be baptized, but also infants and little children of believing parents are to be baptized.

  Christian baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord after salvation; although baptism is closely associated with salvation, it is not a requirement to be saved. The Bible shows in many places that the order of events is 1) a person believes in the Lord Jesus and 2) he is baptized.   Baptism thus began with John and is commanded by Jesus Christ for us today. Why should Christians be baptized? Christian denominations vary widely in their understanding of baptism and its significance. The Catholic tradition views baptism as the first sacrament children receive, a step by which they begin their journey in the Christian faith.   So baptism is extraordinary important, this is the initial rite of the Christian's obedience, but it also is a sign that builds up the faith, not only of the person being baptized, but of the rest of the Church community, is they.   Some faith groups believe baptism accomplishes the washing away of sin.; Others consider baptism a form of exorcism from evil spirits. Still others teach that baptism is an important step of obedience in the believer’s life, yet only an acknowledgment of the salvation experience already accomplished. Baptism itself has no power to cleanse or save from sin.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Christian baptism is for those old enough to understand and believe in “the good news of the Kingdom of God.” (Acts 8: 12) It is linked with hearing God’s word, accepting it, and repenting —actions that an infant cannot take.   In other words, baptism is a ceremonial act undertaken after a person accepts Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior. This is usually done in the presence of the church body as a public proclamation of one’s faith. While I may not thoroughly understand all of what he said, I walked away from Christian Baptism with greater knowledge of what baptism and infant baptism is and how it applies to the Christian and the Church. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. M. J. Keel/5(16).