Hi, my name is ___________. I'm doing a
project in my religion class about the Baptist church. I have searched
all over the internet for information on the baptist riturals. ie:
birth,coming of age, marriage, death etc. If you could please write me
back as soon as possible with some information on any of these riturals or
can lead me to a website where I could find some of this information I would
be very grateful. Thanks a lot....
information on Baptist rituals, let me say, the reason why you will find very
little about them is because basically Bible believers don't have rituals.
Jesus died on the cross, all the Old testament ceremonies (bringing a lamb
every year to the Temple, the priesthood, etc), died as well.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.
the birth of a child, we dedicate our children in the following manner.
parents of the child (not any god-parents) make a promise before God to love
that child, and raise them in a home that honours the Lord Jesus.
Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but
bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
that it is referring to the father, not to some god-parents, to train the
child in the love and care (nurture) of the Lord.
coming of age, there is nothing that needs to be done ceremonially. The main
emphasis in the Bible is for a person to get born again - an inside birth that
is spiritual, and by the faith of that individual in the finished work of
Jesus on the cross in their place. That moment, the person's life is changed,
converted, and transformed. It can happen at 5 years old, or 95 years old. All
it takes is a surrendered heart to the grace of God. That is the most
important time of any person's life!
said emphatically to a very religious man in John 3:7 Marvel not that I
said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (Look at all of John chapter 3)
does have a ceremony. It is a public testimony about two people's vow to each
other of commitment to each other for life. It is not extravegant, but rather
simple, and focused on just the Groom and Bride.
is also a type of a ceremony. It only happens to a person who has become born
again. It involves that person being immersed in a river or lake, or ocean (as
long as they can go all the way under), to testify publically that they have
lined up their life with the Saviour who died, was buried (gone under), and
resurrected again for their sins. No sprinkling can reflect Christ's death,
burial and resurrection. Only total immersion can. All baptisms for the first
500 years of Christianity were by immersion.
are LOTS of Scritpures that I can give you, but only if you want more detailed
Death, a simple ceremony is conducted, not for the dead person, but for the
living. We have no prayers for the dead because they are already either in
heaven, or in hell - there are no second chances. The funeral is an
opportunity to encourage the living to repent, and trust only Jesus Christ
before it is too late.
9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and
preach the kingdom of God.