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Baptism

Baptism symbolizes and declares our new faith in Christ and our trust in His forgiveness. Buried in the water, we arise to a new life in Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit.

By baptism we confess our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and testify of our death to sin and of our purpose to walk in newness of life. Thus we acknowledge Christ as Lord and Saviour, become His people, and are received as members by His church. Baptism is a symbol of our union with Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, and our reception of the Holy Spirit. It is by immersion in water and is contingent on an affirmation of faith in Jesus and evidence of repentance of sin. It follows instruction in the Holy Scriptures and acceptance of their teachings. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 2:38; 16:30-33; 22:16; Rom. 6:1-6; Gal. 3:27; Col. 2:12, 13.)

In Puerto Rico, at 103 years of age, man decides to give his life to Jesus

In Puerto Rico, at 103 years of age, man decides to give his life to Jesus

As he came out of the water, 103-year-old Carlos Ortíz García raised his hands in victory, rejoicing to have accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. Church members at the Youth Center of the East...

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Burundi celebrates unprecedented church growth through Total Member Involvement

Burundi celebrates unprecedented church growth through Total Member Involvement

The Burundi Union Mission, located in the East-Central Africa region of the World Church, has long hoped for assistance in fulfilling the gospel commission in their territory. After gaining valuable...

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Sabbath message leads 115 to be baptized in PNG

Sabbath message leads 115 to be baptized in PNG

More than 100 former members of the Abundant Life Church (ALC) at Puri Kona, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea, were recently baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Their decision was largely...

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Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

More than 19,000 people were baptized after attending a Revelation of Hope series given by Seventh-day Adventist evangelist Mark Finley in Mwanza, Tanzania. Overwhelmed after watching thousands wade...

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In Guyana, hundreds join the church through large evangelism impact

In Guyana, hundreds join the church through large evangelism impact

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Guyana recently celebrated historic evangelism efforts which brought more than 1,400 new believers into the church. Guyana, which belongs to the Caribbean Union, is...

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From Broadcast to Baptism: An AWR Miracle Story in Romania

From Broadcast to Baptism: An AWR Miracle Story in Romania

Change was in the air in 1989. The Cold War ended. The Berlin Wall came down. Romania’s communist government was overthrown. Ilie and his wife, Lydia, felt free for the first time in their lives. ...

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