Chapter 29: Of Baptism
1. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by
Jesus Christ, to be unto the party baptized, a sign of his fellowship
with him, in his death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into
him; of remission of sins; and of giving up into God, through Jesus
Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.
2. Those who do actually profess repentance towards God, faith in,
and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects
of this ordinance.
Acts 8:36, 37;
3.The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water,
wherein the party is to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19, 20;
4.Immersion, or dipping of the person in water, is necessary to
the due administration of this ordinance.
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