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Baptism Statement (2017)

It is the position of the elders of Flint Reformed Baptist Church that …
Baptism by immersion is the God-given ordnance to be once administered by the church as an outward sign of the recipient's faith in Jesus Christ and their repentance of sin acting as their public profession of faith and the church’s corporate recognition thereof.

In practice …
Baptism is normally to be administered by an active elder in close conjunction with one’s regeneration. Though the budding of fruit (such as faith and repentance) should begin to be evident, no age restriction should be placed on baptism.

Baptism is normally to be administered by an active elder in close conjunction with one’s entrance into the local church. The visible church should look like the invisible church. Though it is wise to have membership requirements, entrance into the universal church is the prerequisite for entrance into the local church—not a particular age.

Baptism is normally to be administered by an active elder in close conjunction with one beginning to receive the Lord’s Supper. Like covenant membership and the covenant sign, the prerequisite for the covenant meal is a faithful and repentant relationship with Jesus Christ.

Childhood Baptism Message