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Baptizing in the Jordan by Silas Xavier Floyd.

Baptist, in the broadest sense of the term, refers to any system of church that interprets baptism in the Bible as the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour (Jesus Christ), the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. In a more restricted sense, Baptist refers to people who are associated with Baptist churches.

"So those who received his word were baptized", Acts 2:41
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The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland (ABC) is a group of 115 autonomous Baptist churches in Ireland working and fellowshipping together in evangelism, training and caring ministries. The Association only acts on behalf of the churches for the work which the churches have agreed to do together. (More...)

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Richard D. "Rick" Warren (born January 28, 1954) is the founder and senior pastor of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is also the author of many Christian books and an influential Evangelical minister. On August 16, 2008, he was the host to the Saddleback Civil Forum featuring both the presumptive Democratic and the presumptive Republican nominees in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. (More...)

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Bethabara, called today Al-Maghtas in Jordan, where John the Baptist is believed to have conducted his ministry and where Jesus is believed to have been baptised.


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