In Christianity, Baptism is a foundational Sacrament or Ordinance.
Baptism in the Bible: Scripture points to Baptism in many places: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:8; Mark 16:16; John 3:5; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:16; Acts 8:36-38; Acts 11:16; Acts 16:15; Acts 16:33; Acts 18:8; Acts 19:3-6; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 5:25-26; Col. 2:12; 1 Peter 3:20-21, and many others.
Our Ministers/Chaplains administer Baptism in one of two ways:
1. FULL BODY IMMERSION – for adult believers (the action of which signifies the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus). The believer is immersed while the baptizer pronounces the “Trinitarian” formula,: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
If an adult believer wants to be baptized, but is hesitant about being fully immersed into water due to a medical condition, a disability, or being elderly, you should always ask:
While Full Body Immersion is the preferred method of Baptism for adult believers, pouring or sprinkling is also available if full body water immersion,… for whatever reason,… is not medically safe or desired.
2. POURING – for infants, the handicapped, or elderly (gently pouring over the head 3 times while pronouncing the Trinitarian formula: “I baptize you in the name of the Father (pour), and of the Son (pour), and of the Holy Spirit (pour).”
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