Baptism
(SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 4 OF 28 FROM 1889)

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That baptism is an ordinance of the Christian church,
(Matthew 3:11-17, 21:25, 28:18-20; Mark 1:4-5, 10:36-40, 16:16; Luke 7:29-30; John 1:33,
4:2; Acts 1:5, 2:37-41, 8:12-22, 26-38, 9:17-20, 10:44-48, 11:15-18; 18:24-19:6; 22:16;
Romans 6:2-6; 1 Corinthians 1:13-18, 10:1-2, 12:12-13; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:4-6;
Colossians 2:10-12; Hebrews 6:1-2; 1 Peter 3:20b-21)

to follow faith and repentance,
(Luke 3:3; Acts 2:38)

—an ordinance by which we commemorate the resurrection of Christ,
(Romans 6:2-6)

as by this act we show our faith in his burial and resurrection,
(Colossians 2:12)

and through that, in the resurrection of all the saints at the last day;
(John 5:29, 11:25)

and that no other mode more fitly represents these facts than that which the Scriptures prescribe,
namely, immersion. Rom. 6: 3-5; Col. 2: 12.
(John 3:23)