is the entranceway to life also to the kingdom of God. Baptism in Christian
the universal rite of initiation, performed with drinking water, usually in the brand
of the Trinity or in the brand of Christ. Orthodox and Baptist churches
baptism by total immersion. In additional churches, pouring and sprinkling are
common. Most churches respect baptism as a sacrament, or indication of grace;
regard it simply as an ordinance, or rite, commanded by Christ.
Baptism is the sacrament of faith where we, enlightened by the Spirit's
grace, respond to the Gospel of Christ.
Jesus was baptized
by John at the beginning of his open public ministry. Though it is uncertain
that Jesus himself baptized, the risen Christ commanded his disciples to