In Christianity, Baptism is the foundational Sacrament.
A “Sacrament” is an outward sign, established by Jesus Christ, to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism in the Bible: In the Book of Acts, it is clear that those who received Christian baptism also received the Holy Spirit, had their sins forgiven, became members of the body of Christ, and thus of the Church. Baptism is such a foundational Sacrament that Philip thought it necessary to confer on the Ethiopian eunuch. 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 are available to administer water Baptism to Adults and if desired, to infants and children (at the request of the adult parents).
We administer the Sacrament of Baptism in one of two ways:
1. FULL BODY IMMERSION (the action of which signifies the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus)
2. POURING (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).”
While pouring is the preferred method for infants, it is also available for adults and children if full immersion,… for whatever reason,… is not safe or desired.
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