Baptism is best understood as a
Ordinance (something we are ordered to do)
Sacrament (something Christ instituted, has a physical element, and forgives our sins)
Bath (something we insist everyone have for pure sanitary reasons)
Who instituted the Sacrament of Holy Baptism?
John the Baptist (because he was baptizing first)
Jesus (because of what He spoke in Matthew 28:19-20)
Hezekiah (from the Old Testament)
Why was Jesus baptized?
to wash away His sins
for no good reason
because it was fitting to fulfill all righteousness
According to Luther's explanation in the Catechism, Baptism is
a sacred act employed to wash away transgressions
not just plain water, but the water included in God's command and combined with His Word
the flood of remission of all impenitence through moisture and remembrance
According to the Small Catechism, What benefits does Baptism give?
perfection, praise, and paradise
rights to rend wide open the Kingdom of Heaven
forgiveness of sins, rescues death and the devil, and gives eternal salvaton to all who believe this
If you do not believe in the Christ and the power of Baptism, can Baptism save you anyway?
Yes, because it doesn't require faith to believe
No, because whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned
Maybe, for who knows what God will do and how can we be sure of anything
Lutherans accept the Baptisms of persons who were not baptized in the Lutheran Church.
False, they insist that only the Lutherans can do it the right way
True, but it must be a Trinitarian Baptism, "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" in accord with Jesus' words in Matthew 28.
The pastor will pick and choose based on whether or not it appears the baptism worked in the first place
According to Scripture, Baptism unites us with Jesus' (Select all the correct answers)
Infants should or should not be baptized?
Should, but only if it can be confirmed that they have actually sinned in some way
Should not, it's not for infants but for people who can rationally choose to do this for themselves
Should, for a variety of Scriptural reasons including the truth that even infants can have true, saving faith in Jesus
Noah and his family were saved from the flood by the ark. Scripture says this corresponds to "Baptism" which is a saving event for us.
No. That's bunk. Only repentance and faith can be described as that which saves us.
Yes. See 1 Peter 3:20-22. Such truth doesn't deny that faith is also necessary. No less, it is good to confess with God's Word that "Baptism...now saves you."
In Christ, through Baptism, we were circumcised without hands.
False (Revelation 22:18)
True (Colossians 2:11-12)
Everyone, if believing in God's Word, should repent and be baptized.
False, it's only for those who have promised to step it up and live a holier life.
True. Everyone of us should and we will be forgiven and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)
Baptism is so good that we should be re-baptized often.
Um, no, because it is God's Work of the Gospel for us, like the Cross, it only needs to be done once. See also Ephesians 4:5.
Yes, if once is good then 3 times is better.
Well, I'm going to need to be re-baptized if I mess up and don't stay true to God.
When Jesus was Baptized...(Select all the correct answers)
His parents cried and gave him gifts.
The heavens were opened to Him.
An angel received its wings.
The Spirit of God descended like a dove and came to rest on Him.
God said from heaven, "This is my beloved Son"
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