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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 Inter-America, leaders unveil soul-winning plan to baptize more than 200,000 in 12 months

In Inter-America, leaders unveil soul-winning plan to baptize more than 200,000 in 12 months

The Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership in the Inter-American Division (IAD) wants all of its administrators, pastors, lay preachers, Bible instructors, small group leaders and church members to...

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Thirty baptism decisions made during junior high school student-led evangelism meetings in Michigan

Thirty baptism decisions made during junior high school student-led evangelism meetings in Michigan

For the sixth year in a row, junior high school students at Ruth Murdoch Elementary School pitched a tent on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and preached sermons...

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Hope Channel Tanzania evangelism yields big results

Hope Channel Tanzania evangelism yields big results

For three weeks, Hope Channel Tanzania livestreamed the gospel across the country to more than 4,000 sites. Through family life programs, health messages emphasizing nutrition and sermons, the event...

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Inmates follow Jesus through baptism

Inmates follow Jesus through baptism

Seventeen inmates from the me­dium-risk prison in Port Vila, Vanuatu were baptized on Sabbath, March 23 at Teoumaville Seventh-day Adventist Church as a result of the church’s prison ministry. The...

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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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