An Eastern Orthodox Theology Of Baptism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In the Orthodox churches, baptism is understood principally by means of scriptural language: baptism marks an infant's or an adult's repentant turning away from Satan and toward Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. It begins the process of salvation and growth toward participation in the divine nature.

The Orthodox Christian doctrine of holy baptism stems from the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Christ instructed his apostles to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in...


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