Wednesday, October 17, 2007

BELIEVER'S BAPTISM


Our Lord commanded, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19).

Baptism (immersion in water) is a believer’s outward confession of union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. It is a public identification with Christ and His people, and obedience to the Savior’s command, not to obtain or apply salvation, but to confess that our redemption and justification before God has been already accomplished at Calvary by our Savior. It is the outward confession of the sinner who has already been regenerated (born again) by the Holy Spirit.

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