Did You Know? (Sunday, March 21, 2021)

“Baptism is the celebration of a person’s passing from outside the church to inside the church, from not belonging to Christ to becoming a member of his Body, from being enslaved to the spirit of evil to the freedom of the children of God who are animated by his Spirit to holiness. In short, it marks the withdrawal of a person from being counted among the “sons of disobedience” (Eph. 2:1) and one’s public commitment to the “obedience of faith.’’ This is of the essence of baptism, the sacrament of faith, and of the justification (the new relationship with God) which it mediates.

Christening: The making of Christians by Mark Searle