Worship and The Lord's Day

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Worship and The Lord's Day? The light of nature shows that there is a God who has lordship and sovereignty over all. He is just and good and does...

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Assurance of Grace and Salvation

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Assurance of Grace and Salvation? Temporary believers and other unregenerate people may deceive themselves with futile and false hopes and unspiritual presumptions that they are in favour with God...

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Baptism

Baptist Confession of Faith

What is Baptism? Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be to the person baptized a sign of fellowship with Christ in His death and...

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What do we believe?

Baptism

What is Baptism?

Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be to the person baptized a sign of fellowship with Christ in His death and resurrection, of being grafted into Him,[1] of remission of sins,[2] and of giving up oneself to God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.[3]

Those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects for this ordinance.[4]

The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water, in which the person is to be baptised[5] in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.[6]

Immersion, or dipping the person in water, is essential for the proper administration of this ordinance.[7]



[1] Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; Galatians 3:27

[2] Mark 1:4; Acts 22:16

[3] Romans 6:4

[4] Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:4-6; Luke 3:3-6; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; John 4:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:13-17; Acts 2:37-41; 8:12-13,36-38; 9:18; 10:47-48; 11:16; 15:9; 16:14-15,31-34; 18:8; 19:3-5; 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Philippians 3:3; John 1:12-13; Matthew 21:43

[5] Matthew 3:11; Acts 8:36,38; 22:16

[6] Matthew 28:18-20

[7] 2 Kings 5:14; Psalm 69:2; Isaiah 21:4; Mark 1:5,8-9; John 3:23; Acts 8:38; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Mark 7:3-4; 10:38-39; Luke 12:50; 1 Corinthians 10:1-2; Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:5,8; 2:1-4,17

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