Adult Baptism

Adult Baptism Sociology Definition


Adult baptism is a tradition connected with religious groups in which converts are considered to have been “born again” and undertake a baptism rite, generally by whole immersion, to represent the washing away of misdeeds and the journey of regeneration.

Believer’s baptism mode

The ritual of baptism is when people confess their true faith in God.

Adults are baptized similarly to children, except they make their own baptismal commitments.

Believer’s baptism is another name for adult baptism. Depending on the Christian denomination, either immersion or pouring is used during the believer’s baptism.

It is believed from the readings of the New Testament that only believers should be baptized; hence only those who have reached the age of responsibility or reason are given believer’s baptism. Some assert that it is also based on the Jewish custom of Bar Mitzvah, which occurs when a kid crosses the age of 13, at which time they become “one to whom the commandments apply” and take responsibility for their conduct.

The Mennonite, Amish, and Hutterite churches use the pouring procedure for adult baptism. The Churches of Christ, Baptists, River Brethren, and Schwarzenau Brethren all practice immersion baptism. Conservative believers of Christian society give utmost priority to this ritual.

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