Part VI - Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We are persuaded that all Christians ought to be baptized.
That baptism is not an empty ritual,
but an act overflowing with meaning and beauty.
It is a physical act that illustrates
a spiritual reality.
The immersion of a new believer
typifies the death and resurrection of Christ,
proclaiming His works of grace even as it solemnizes the fruits of that grace,
the salvation of souls.
We are plunged into Christ’s death
so we might be raised into his life.
We are persuaded that all Christians ought to observe the Lord’s Supper,
the holy communion of saints and Savior around the Lord’s Table.
It is a time of remembrance,
and of spiritual union made manifest in a physical act.
We gather at his table,
to declare that He is able
to renew, redeem, and restore us to Himself.
With the bread of his body,
and the wine of his blood,
we hold and we taste
the unparalleled grace
that makes all things new and good.