Chapter 29

Baptism

1. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ. To those baptized it is a sign of their fellowship with him in his death and resurrection, of their being grafted into him,1of remission of sins,2and of submitting themselves to God through Jesus Christ to live and walk in newness of life.3

1Romans 6:3–5; Colossians 2:12; Galatians 3:27. 2Mark 1:4; Acts 22:16. 3Romans 6:4.

2. Those who personally profess repentance toward God and faith in and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ are the only proper subjects of this ordinance.4

4Mark 16:16; Acts 8:36, 37; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12; Acts 18:8.


Published: November 2019