| Central panel of baptistry mural
|Inspirational painting by Thomas Thurber,1906
WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM?
word "baptism" is in Greek "baptisma" while "to baptise" is in Greek "baptizo". It is obvious that this word has not really
been translated but simply copied into the English language.
Greek "baptizo" means "to immerse, cause to be dipped, to submerge, to overwhelm". To baptise something in water means to
put it under the water. Therefore in the Biblical sense, to baptise a person it literally means to put that person wholly
under the water.
baptism for the Christian symbolizes and appropriates our death, burial and resurrection with Christ. It means identification
Becoming a Member:
Persons may be received into
subject in each case to
the recommendation of the Diaconate
and the vote of the Church;
as noted in the BY-LAWS Article IV Section I.
To be baptized or become a member of Putnam Baptist Church please speak to Pastor Gil.
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