In this brochure, Mark C. Trotter explains,
“To become Christian is to receive a new identity. You no longer allow others to tell you who you are. Christ now claims you and instructs you. A Christian is one who has ‘put on Christ.’
“Baptism celebrates becoming that new person. That is why the church’s ritual begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and pledging our loyalty to Christ.”
This brochure is also available in Korean and Spanish; see the Related Products Section below.
Subject discussed in this brochure are:
God Initiates the Covenant
God has Chosen Us
Baptism is the Door
Why Baptize Babies?
Baptism is Forever
Baptism is the Beginning, not the End
What Is a Sacrament?
Parishioners frequently ask about the stances and practices of The United Methodist Church. This brochure, along with its companion brochures can help church members understand official church positions and encourage further dialogue. The set can be of great value to those who are beginning their study of The United Methodist Church beliefs, as well as those who have long been in the church and want a helpful way to refresh their understandings of the distinctiveness of United Methodist positions and practices.
Brochures in this set are:
“What’s So Great About Being United Methodist?”
“United Methodist Social Justice Stands”
“Healing Where It Hurts: Dealing with Death and Bereavement”
“United Methodists and Communion: Some Questions and Answers”
"The People of The United Methodist Church: Our History, Our Mission, Our Beliefs"
"Meet the People of The United Methodist Church”
A Review Set of the brochures is available in the Related Products Section below.
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