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Does Water Baptism Have a Baptismal Formula?

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. 31 Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” Acts 5:30-32 Although its foundation is the ritual of the purification of the Mosaic Law, as we have seen, it soon moved away from it and identified with a faith, the faith that Jesus rose from the dead. Water baptism was accompanied by the proclamation that Jesus is Lord and that He lives. It was the central theme of their proclamation. The apostles became witnesses, and they added to their preaching, and we are witnesses.[1] This constancy of preaching filled out all of Jerusalem with this doctrine,[2] a doctrine which over time became known as the doctrine of Christ.[3] It was the intention to establish that Jesus is the Messiah, that …

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