17 Quotes On Baptism To Inspire You

Posted on March 28, 2020Comments Off on 17 Quotes On Baptism To Inspire You

In the Christian faith, baptism is a very important and significant activity which symbolizes the unification of Christians into the body of Christ while also liberating them from whatever sins they might harbor. It is also one of the instructions Jesus Christ gave to his disciples to practice, right before he ascended to heaven on mount Galilee. Preach the Good News and baptize them “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Below are 17 quotes on baptism that is sure to inspire and motivate your spiritual side for the better.

Quotes on Baptism

1. “Baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith” — Watchman Nee.

2. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” — Galatians 3:27-28.

3. “Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart” — Max Lucado.

4. “In order to live a life of holiness, we must first receive new life from God. We must be born from above through baptism” — Vernon J. McGee.

5. “God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them” — James H. Aughey

6. “Jesus said, ‘except a man is born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’ There are no exceptions. Baptism is a necessary ordinance” — Gordon B. Hinckley.

7. “At baptism, I receive grace – that quality that makes me share in the very nature of God” — Mother Angelica.

8. “The full benefit of forgiveness of sin through the Saviour’s Atonement begins with repentance and baptism and then expands upon receiving the Holy Ghost” — James E. Faust.

Quotes from Toby Robbins Books and elsewhere

9. “In baptism, new Christians become part of a body of fellow believers who are called to spiritually encourage one another and hold one another responsible for consistent Christian living” — Tony Campolo.

10. “Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ” — Michael Horton.

11. “Indeed, baptism is a vow, a sacred vow of the believer to follow Christ. Just as a wedding celebrates the fusion of two hearts, baptism celebrates the union of a sinner with Saviour” — Max Lucado.

12. “For that purpose, Christ instituted holy baptism. Thereby to clothe you with His righteousness. It is tantamount to his saying, my righteousness shall be your righteousness; my innocence, your innocence. Your sins indeed are great but by baptism, I bestow on you my righteousness; my innocence your innocence. Your sins indeed are great but my baptism I bestow on you my righteousness; I strip death from you and clothe and you with my life” — Martin Luther.

13. “All of us who desire the kingdom of God are, by the Lord’s decree, under an equal and rigorous necessity of seeking after the grace of Baptism” — Saint Basil.

14. “Baptism is the gate through which all must enter to accomplish the Lord’s desire to bring pass the immortality and eternal life of man” — Bruce R. McConkie.

15. “Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and gateway to the sacraments” — Thomas Aquinas.

16. “God’s people should be baptized because Christ commanded it, not because some church requires it” —John R. Rice.

17. “Make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit” — Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19).

Image source: Book of Mormon Central