Chapter 29  OF BAPTISM (Parts One & Two) Baptism is one of the two ordinances given to, and commanded by, Jesus for His Church.  Baptism is rich in meaning and in symbolism: We baptize only believers because we believe that the physical symbol corresponds to the spiritual reality of being born again. We baptize by immersion because one of the meanings of the Greek word baptizo is to dip or immerse.  Therefore, baptism symbolizes the believer’s life being...

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