Remembrance of baptism
The eschatological kingdom of God is already coming, not yet in glory, but hidden under water, wine, and speech. The baptismal font at Holy Cross Lutheran Church reminds viewers that "unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God" (John 3:5). Making the sign of the cross at the beginning of church and private worship services is another way to remember the promises of trinitarian baptism.
More on baptism, with differences between Lutherans and the Reformed
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Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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Dawning Realm proclaims the good news of the kingdom as confessed at Caesarea Philippi, Nicaea, and Augsburg.
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January 16, 2016 9:25 AM
Author information. David Bickel confesses the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed, the Augsburg Confession, and the other documents of the Book of Concord because they faithfully summarize the sacred writings of the prophets and apostles. As a layman, he lacks the call needed to publicly teach in the church. | professional web page
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