WHI-1427 | Discussing Our Differences on Baptism (1)

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on the ministry of word and sacrament and on this program, we’ll be specifically looking at the sacrament of baptism. It is not only a means of grace but also a rite of initiation. In his epistle to the Ephesians, Paul encourages Christian husbands “to love their wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor without spot or wrinkle or any such thing that she might be holy and without blemish.” In Baptism, we experience this washing of Water with the word.

Unfortunately today, many Christians no longer believe this but rather think of baptism as our sign of obedience to Jesus, rather than his sign and pledge to us. But this is the sign that Jesus mentioned in the Great Commission when he said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” So what’s the meaning of this practice and what does it actually accomplish? That’s the focus for this edition of the White Horse Inn.

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