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Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe

a. That Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our identification with the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, through Whom we died to sin and rose to a new life, (Acts 8:36, 38-39;  Rom 6:3-5;  Mt 3:15-16;  Col 2:12)

b. That baptism is to be performed under the authority of the local church,  (Mt 28:18-20;  Acts 2:41, 47)

c. That baptism is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership,  (Mt 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42)

d. That the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He come, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination,  (I Cor 11:23-28)

e. That the Biblical order of the ordinances is baptism first and then the Lord’s Supper, and that participants in the Lord’s Supper should be immersed believers.  (Mt 28:18-20;  Acts 2:41-42)

 

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