St. Peter writes that “Baptism now saves you” (1 Peter 3:21), and that “the promise is for you and your children” (Acts 2:39). Baptism is not simply a rite that we do to please God, nor is it a nice ceremony that brings family together. Baptism is the very act of salvation for the one being baptized, young or old.
St. Paul writes that our baptism crucifies us with Christ and raises us to life everlasting (Romans 6:4). What greater promise is there for the one being baptized that the promise of life everlasting and eternal salvation, on account of Christ Jesus’ death and resurrection for him or her?
The blessings and promises of Holy Baptism are outlined in Luther’s Small Catechism, specifically in this section:
A deeper explanation of what we believe Holy Baptism is and does can be found in Luther’s Large Catechism here:
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is a rite that incorporates one into the life of the local congregation. If you would you like to know more, please (contact us) and our pastor will be happy to speak with you.