What does GCJ believe about BAPTISM? Essentially, we believe the same as GCI does, as summarized in their statement, which is posted below:
- The sacrament of baptism proclaims that we are saved by Christ alone and not through our own repentance and faith. It is a participation in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in which our old selves have been crucified and renounced in Christ and we have been freed from the shackles of the past and given new being through his resurrection. Baptism proclaims the good news that Christ has made us his own, and that it is only in him that our new life of faith and obedience emerges. Grace Communion International baptizes by immersion.
Our belief is based on a number of passages in the Bible, including the ones listed below:
- (Romans 6:3-6; Galatians 3:26; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:38)
To find out more about our belief on this topic, please visit our page on BAPTISM.