Ordinances

We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances personally set in the Church of the Living God by the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that baptism is the burial of the believer in water by the authority and instruction of a local Baptist Church; that is symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; that it also typifies the believer’s death to sin, the burial of his old nature, and his resurrection to a new life; and that it is administered in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Lord’s Supper is a memorial spread and administered by the authority and instruction of a local Baptist Church; that it symbolizes the broken body and the shed blood of the Son of God; that its observance points backward to the crucified Lord on Calvary and forward to the returning Lord in glory. We do not believe these ordinances are sacraments, but are sacred symbols pointing to the world’s only Savior and bidding the sons of men to look to an everlasting fellowship with the King of kings and Lord of lords when He shall return to take over the reigns of all government.

Matthew 26:26-29, Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-5, Matthew 16:19, Acts 10:47, I Corinthians 11:23-26

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