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What does the Bible say about baptism?

The Bible commands all people in the world: “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). The book...

Who is authorized to perform baptism?

Christ clearly demands His followers to be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). The question who is authorized to perform baptism is not specifically answered in the New Testament...

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What kind of baptism does God accept?

Jesus told the apostles: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations. Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). Since God’s church over the centuries has...

Does baptism save?

Baptism does not save us. God saves us by grace through faith. But baptism is closely linked to that as a picture of it. In 1 Peter 3:21 we read: “Baptism, which corresponds to this (= the waters of the flood in Noah’s...

What does the Bible say about infant baptism?

What does the Bible say about infant baptism?

The Bible says nothing about infant baptism. Neither does it say anything about believer’s baptism of people who were born in a Christian family. So the church had to come to a decision what to do with children of...