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The Ordinance of Christian Baptism

 

The putting on of Christ

in Christian Baptism

 

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(Officiated By Patriarch or Minister)

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The Law of God teaches us:

That when a  child of the covenant has come to the age of 20 years, the age has come wherein YHWH God deals with them as an accountable person, that is one who bears the praise or guilt of his deeds for or against YHWH God. (Numbers 14:29)

Do you ___________________________ acknowledge your self as accountable before God ?

*Answer*

The Spirit of God by John the Baptist Commanded: That accountable persons, even those who are children of Abraham, “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance”. (Mathew 3:8-9 ) 

What fruits meet for Repentance have you brought forth which you confess to us this day on which you desire Christ’s Baptism for the remission of sins?

*Answer*

 

 Thus saith the Scripture:

“For as many as have been baptized into Christ    have put on Christ. “               (Galatians 3:27)

  Therefore, you are solemnly charged before witnesses to know and answer for your Faith on this wise:

Do you believe and understand that this act of Baptismal Immersion is a putting away of the filth of your flesh, an answer of a good conscience before God, but it is more than all else a like figure of your true salvation in Christ’s resurrection who has gone into the heavens for you? (1Peter 3:15)

*Answer*

 Be it known, that as a priest of Aaron put on his holy garment of praise,

and as a soldier ready for war does puts on his       armor, likewise, you confess in this act of Baptism for the remission of sins to put on Christ.

I therefore, as a servant of Jesus Christ and in his Name, being commanded of the Holy Scriptures,

 do baptize you:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit . (Matthew 28:19)

*Immerse *


 

The putting on of Christ

in Christian Baptism

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(A Catechistic Benediction from Romans 6)

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What shall we say then?

Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid.

How shall we, that are dead to sin,

live any longer therein?

Know ye not, that so many of us

as were baptized into Jesus Christ

were baptized into his death?

Therefore we are buried with him

by baptism into death:

That like as Christ was raised up from the dead

by the glory of the Father,

Even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been planted together

in the likeness of his death,

we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Knowing this, that our old man

is crucified with him,

that the body of sin might be destroyed,

that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Now if we be dead with Christ,

We believe that we shall also live with him:

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead

dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

For in that he died, he died unto sin once:

but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,

that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God,

as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?

God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey;

whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

AMEN

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