Down through history, the rite of water baptism has been widely regarded as a symbolic entry into the church. Some baptize infants, and others baptize people only after their confession of belief. Some see baptism as essential for salvation, but others see it as far less important than being spiritually immersed into Christ.

Then there is the mode of baptism. Some sprinkle, some pour, and some immerse. Some baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit, while others do so in Jesus’ name only.

Because of these many differences, pastor-teacher Bill Crowder takes a look in the following pages at the story and meaning of baptism, and what we can all agree on.

Martin R. De Haan II

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