Chapter 29. Of Baptism

Read Chapter 29(Of Baptism) of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith
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1. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be unto the party baptized, a sign of his fellowship with him, in his death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into him;1of remission of sins;2and of giving up into God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.3

2. Those who do actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects of this ordinance.4

3. The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water, wherein the party is to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.5

4. Immersion, or dipping of the person in water, is necessary to the due administration of this ordinance.6