"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."

Matthew 28:19

Through Holy Baptism with water, we begin a new relationship with God, renouncing Satan and surrendering ourselves to God. Those baptized are incorporated into the church of Christ, thereby becoming a Christian. God washes away the effects of original sin, remoteness from Him, and we are raised to a new life through Christ, affecting our entire being and allowing us to become the person that God created us to be. Holy Baptism is not a figurative or symbolic action, but rather a real act of God's loving care through which the way to eternal fellowship with God is opened.

Baptism is performed with water and dispensed in the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Baptisms that have been performed in this manner (rite) in other denominations are recognized by the New Apostolic Church. The New Testament indicates that the blessings of God should also be made accessible to children (Mark 10: 14). Therefore, the New Apostolic Church encourages the baptism of children. When children are baptized, the parents assume the responsibility of raising them in accordance with the gospel until the children themselves can make their declaration of belief at their confirmation.


For more information on the sacrament of Holy Baptism, see the Catechism of the New Apostolic Church (CNAC) section 8.1