6. THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH (Scriptural Basis)
BAPTISM IN WATER
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
Acts 10:47, 48
“'Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.'"
"So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days."
"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
2 Peter 1:4
"Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires."
1 Corinthians 11:26
"For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes."