Calvary Reach - Baptism
Calvary Reach believes firmly in the Ordinance of Baptism as commanded the Church by our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew:28:19). Our standing offer to baptize individuals is open to any individual who fully understands and will publicly acknowledge the following scriptural truths:
- That by such an act, the obedient believer is symbolically being baptized into the sacred death and resurrection of God's Holy Son Jesus Christ and into the body of Christ as a whole, not simply one particular congregation or denomination, in the name of the Holy Father, the Holy Son and Holy Spirit. (kjv@Romans:6:3; kjv@Colossians:2:12; kjv@1Corinthians:12:13).
- That as such this gesture must be accompanied by a firm confident belief in the all sufficient redemptive work of Christ (kjv@Acts:8:37), true repentance (kjv@Acts:2:38), and a good conscience toward God (kjv@1Peter:3:21).
- That by having performed such an obedience, one forevermore bears the responsibility of faithfully and reverently representing the Lord Jesus Christ to both the world at large and all other Christians (kjv@Galatians:3:27). Therefore one should be committed from hereafter to walk diligently in the "newness of life" (kjv@Romans:6:4).
- Thus anyone considering participating in this most Holy Ordinance of Baptism should do so solemnly, having been counseled to do so by the Most Holy Scriptures with the full conviction of the Holy Spirit.
Calvary Reach highly encourages all attendees of our church to be baptized in this fashion when they are sincerely ready. We are eager to assist you in this joyous decision in any possible way.
kjv@Matthew:28:19; kjv@Mark:16:16; kjv@John:3:5; kjv@John:3:22; kjv@John:4:1-2; kjv@Acts:1:5; kjv@Acts:1:22; kjv@Acts:2:38; kjv@Acts:2:41; kjv@Acts:8:12-13; kjv@Acts:8:16; kjv@Acts:8:36-38; kjv@Acts:9:18; kjv@Acts:10:46-48; kjv@Acts:16:14-15; kjv@Acts:16:33; kjv@Acts:18:8; kjv@Acts:18:25; kjv@Acts:19:4-5; kjv@Acts:22:16; kjv@Romans:6:3-4; kjv@1Corinthians:1:13-17; kjv@1Corinthians:10:1-2; kjv@1Corinthians:12:13; kjv@1Corinthians:15:29; kjv@Galatians:3:27; kjv@Ephesians:4:5; kjv@Ephesians:5:26; kjv@Colossians:2:12; kjv@Hebrews:6:2; kjv@1Peter:3:18; kjv@1Peter:3:21