We were therefore buried
with him through baptism
into death in order that,
just as Christ was raised
from the dead through
the glory of the Father,
we too may live a new life.

Romans 6:4

Baptism is a Promise from God

Baptism is not something you do for God. It’s something God does for you. St. Paul calls baptism a “washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). Who wouldn’t want that? Holy Baptism isn’t a symbolic commitment from people. It’s a sacred promise of forgiveness from God.

Baptism is for Everyone

St. Peter tells us in Acts 2:39 that the promises in baptism are for “you and your children”. In the original Greek, the word “children” was inclusive of infants too. And since there is nothing in Scripture directing believers not to baptize children, we baptize them too. This would be illogical if Holy Baptism was a human act that depended on our knowledge and comprehension. But Baptism is an act of God. And it doesn’t depend on us at all. It only depends on God’s promises. And those are for little children too. We want everyone, young and old, to receive God’s promises in Holy Baptism.

Baptism is for You

If you or your children aren’t baptized, you are invited to receive God’s baptismal promises at Grace. Please contact us.