#4 Baptism

Updated: Feb 19

By BARBARA VINING

From the August 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal


...I knew that water baptism was a symbol of purification initiating one into the Christian faith. I wondered, though—if an individual had no real commitment to the teachings of Christ Jesus, what meaning could this ceremony have? On the other hand, if one did have a genuine commitment to the teachings of Jesus (as my friend did), what need would there be for symbols or a ceremony?...

One of the most important things Christian Science has taught me could be summed up this way: When looking for answers, start with the Bible. More...

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