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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 Jamaica, six-year-old preacher inspires third baptism in two years

In Jamaica, six-year-old preacher inspires third baptism in two years

His voice, was as clear as crystal, but it was what six-year-old Dakarai Williams said that held thousands of worshipers in rapt attention at the Lord Transform Me Convention held at the Montego Bay...

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In Jamaica, civic leaders praise Northern Caribbean University for Godly Heritage

In Jamaica, civic leaders praise Northern Caribbean University for Godly Heritage

Civic leaders in Manchester praised Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for its sterling contribution to the community and the wider Jamaica during a recent thanksgiving service to mark the...

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Inter-America to highlight evangelism efforts through annual baptismal celebration

Inter-America to highlight evangelism efforts through annual baptismal celebration

Seventh-day Adventists across the Inter-American Division (IAD) have been involved in evangelism outreach activities across their communities for months, and the culmination of their efforts, an...

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Inter-America celebrates success of the Year of the Child and Adolescent

Inter-America celebrates success of the Year of the Child and Adolescent

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America celebrated the culmination of its Year of the Child and Adolescent initiatives and activities during an online program held in Miami, Florida. The...

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In Jamaica, Church celebrates baptisms during ‘Year of the Child and Adolescent’ initiative

In Jamaica, Church celebrates baptisms during ‘Year of the Child and Adolescent’ initiative

Dozens of children were among the 82 persons baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, during a special “Baptism of Praise” which gathered hundreds of church leaders and members at...

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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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