ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
This article considers and asks the reader to think about who they are when they are in Christ? Part of a community - or an individual believer only? It examines the meaning that was attached to baptism when Christianity first adopted the practice, and then at some key biblical passages which show that in the New Testament baptism is baptism into Christ, it is the doorway into the Christian community, and that the new member receives gifts of the Spirit at baptism which are to be exercised within the community.
McIver, R. K. (2002). Baptism into Christ and/or into the Church? Adventist Record, 107(19), 8-9.