65 Baptism Quotes On Success In Life

These Baptism quotes will inspire you. Baptism is a Christian rite of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into Christianity.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Baptism quotes, Baptism sayings, and Baptism proverbs.

Best Baptism Quotes

  1. “The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism.” ~ Ambrose
  2. “Christian living means dying with Christ and rising again. That, as we saw, is part of the meaning of baptism, the starting point of the Christian pilgrimage.” ~ N. T. Wright
  3. “For whenever unbaptized persons die confessing Christ, this confession is of the same efficacy for the remission of sins as if they were washed in the sacred font of baptism.” ~ Saint Augustine
  4. “Baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith.” ~ Watchman Nee

  5. “We may never be martyrs but we can die to self, to sin, to the world, to our plans and ambitions. That is the significance of baptism; we died with Christ and rose to new life.” ~ Vance Havner , Baptism quotes life
  6. “We ought to regard the sacrament of baptism with reverence. An ordinance of which the Lord Jesus Himself partook, is not to be lightly esteemed. An ordinance to which the great Head of the Church submitted, ought to be ever honorable in the eyes of professing Christians.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  7. “A man who knows that he is saved by believing in Christ does not, when he is baptized, lift his baptism into a saving ordinance. In fact, he is the very best protester against that mistake, because he holds that he has no right to be baptized until he is saved.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  8. “It is this one Spirit who makes it possible for an infant to be regenerated . . . when that infant is brought to baptism; and it is through this one Spirit that the infant so presented is reborn. For it is not written, ‘Unless a man be born again by the will of his parents’ or ‘by the faith of those presenting him or ministering to him,’ but, ‘Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit.’ The water, therefore, manifesting exteriorly the sacrament of grace, and the Spirit effecting interiorly the benefit of grace, both regenerate in one Christ that man who was generated in Adam.” ~ Saint Augustine
  9. “Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart.” ~ Max Lucado

  10. “Baptism is rich in meaning. It suggests cleansing. When you are a disciple, you understand that you are cleansed by Christ. You understand that Christ died in your place on the cross, paying for your sins, fully forgiving you for all your wrongs. You are cleansed from guilt, and you are becoming a cleaner, healthier, more whole person.” ~ Brian D. McLaren
  11. “Tragically, some people believe they are going to heaven when they die just because a few drops of water were sprinkled over their heads a few weeks after their birth. They have no personal faith, have never made a personal decision, and are banking on a hollow ceremony to save them. How absurd.” ~ Max Lucado
  12. “We are called to live our baptism every day, as new creatures, clothed in Christ.” ~ Pope Francis

  13. “The earthly form of Christ is the form that died on the cross. The image of God is the image of Christ crucified. It is to this image that the life of the disciples must be conformed; in other words, they must be conformed to his death (Phil 3.10, Rom 6.4) The Christian life is a life of crucifixion (Gal 2.19) In baptism the form of Christ’s death is impressed upon his own. They are dead to the flesh and to sin, they are dead to the world, and the world is dead to them (Gal 6.14). Anybody living in the strength of Christ’s baptism lives in the strength of Christ’s death.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  14. “Baptism was to put a line of demarcation between your past sins when you are buried with Him by Baptism-you are burying your past sins-eradicating them-putting a line in the sand saying that old man is dead and he is no longer alive any more and I rise up to walk in the newness of life.” ~ T. D. Jakes
  15. “Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. No one is excepted, not [even] the infant.” ~ Ambrose

  16. “Just as a man cannot live in the flesh unless he is born in the flesh, even so a man cannot have the spiritual life of grace unless he is born again spiritually. This regeneration is effected by Baptism: “Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (Jn 3:5)” ~ Thomas Aquinas
  17. “Baptism into this Church is a serious thing. It represents a covenant made with our Heavenly Father. It is much more than a right of passage. It is a gateway to a new manner of living, and a new road on which to walk that leads to immortality and eternal life. It was never intended as a dead end. It was intended to open a glorious and wonderful way of life to all who would walk in obedience to the commandments of God.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  18. “Let us, then, who in Baptism have both died and been buried in respect to the carnal sins of the old man, who have risen again with Christ in the heavenly regeneration, both think upon and do the things that are Christ’s.” ~ Cyprian
  19. “As we were baptized, so we profess our belief. As we profess our belief, so also we offer praise. As then baptism has been given us by the Savior, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, so, in accordance with our baptism, we make the confession of the creed, and our doxology in accordance with our creed.” ~ Saint Basil
  20. “The old Irish when immersing a babe at baptism left out the right arm so that it would remain pagan for good fighting” ~ Mark Twain

  21. “Moreover, from the time when He said, ‘Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven;’ and again, ‘He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it; ‘ no one becomes a member of Christ except it be either by baptism in Christ, or death for Christ.” ~ Saint Augustine
  22. “Most of us like thinking we are God’s only children…At least one of the purposes of church is to remind us that God has other children, easily as precious as we. Baptism and narcissism cancel each other out.” ~ Barbara Brown Taylor
  23. “Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers.” ~ Max Lucado

  24. “Infant baptism when practiced can be no more than an expression of the faith and hope of the parents that their child will ultimately be saved.” ~ Lewis Sperry Chafer
  25. “You see how many are the benefits of baptism, and some think its heavenly grace consists only in the remission of sins, but we have enumerated ten honors [it bestows]! For this reason we baptize even infants, though they are not defiled by [personal] sins, so that there may be given to them holiness, righteousness, adoption, inheritance, brotherhood with Christ, and that they may be his [Christ’s] members” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  26. “Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast.” ~ Ken Kesey

  27. “Know what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of today. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of Baptism; it is to believe in belief; it is to be so little that elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child had its fairy godmother in its soul.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  28. “When my children were born, I didn’t have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin – something the Church said children got from their mother – and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin.” ~ Olympia Dukakis
  29. “Baptism is bowing before the Father and letting him do his work.” ~ Max Lucado

  30. “A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  31. “Is it possible for an unbaptized believer to be saved? Yes, definitely. Should every believer be baptized? Yes, definitely.” ~ Max Lucado
  32. “One generation and another generation; the generation by which we are made the faithful, and are born again by baptism; the generation by which we shall rise again from the dead, and shall live with the Angels for ever.” ~ Saint Augustine
  33. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  34. “[Naaman] dipped himself,” it says, “seven times in Jordan.” It was not for nothing that Naaman of old, when suffering from leprosy, was purified upon his being baptized, but as an indication to us. For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean by means of the sacred water and the invocation of the Lord from our old transgressions, being spiritually regenerated as new-born babes, even as the Lord has declared: “Except a man be born again through water and the Spirit, he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Irenaeus of Lyons
  35. “As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.” ~ Martin Chemnitz
  36. “Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.” ~ Billy Sunday
  37. “With soap, baptism is a good thing.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

  38. “The Lord will bless us with more baptisms if you make sure the ones you have are going to keep their commitments. The Lord will not prepare more people for baptism if we are not converting the ones we have.” ~ Richard G. Scott
  39. “By Baptism we are made flesh of the Crucified” ~ Pope Leo I
  40. “Know ye what it is to be a child? It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  41. “A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.” ~ E. M. Forster
  42. “And I am all the things I have ever loved: scuppernong wine, cool baptisms in silent water, dream books and number playing.” ~ Toni Morrison

  43. “Take Jesus for your king, and by baptism swear allegiance to him; take him for your prophet, and hear him; take him for your priest, to make atonement for you.” ~ Matthew Henry
  44. “To deny that in a child after baptism sin remains is to treat with contempt both Paul and Christ.” ~ Pope Leo X
  45. “I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.” ~ Arthur Rimbaud
  46. “Jesus said, ‘Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’ There are no exceptions. Baptism is a necessary ordinance.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  47. “God’s people should be baptized because God commanded it, not because some church requires it.” ~ John R. Rice

  48. “Time would fail me were I to try to lay before you in order all the passages in the Holy Scriptures which relate to the efficacy of baptism or to explain the mysterious doctrine of that second birth which though it is our second is yet our first in Christ.” ~ St. Jerome
  49. “Baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: there are three distinct persons: in the Name, not names; there is one essence.” ~ Thomas Adams
  50. “The ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptized in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  51. “Baptism is faith in action.” ~ Watchman Nee

  52. “As to what pertains to the case of infants: You [Fidus] said that they ought not to be baptized within the second or third day after their birth, that the old law of circumcision must be taken into consideration, and that you did not think that one should be baptized and sanctified within the eighth day after his birth. In our council it seemed to us far otherwise. No one agreed to the course which you thought should be taken. Rather, we all judge that the mercy and grace of God ought to be denied to no man born” ~ Cyprian
  53. “Baptism with water is the sign and seal of baptism with the Spirit, as much as it is of the forgiveness of sins. Water-baptism is the initiatory Christian rite, because Spirit-baptism is the initiatory Christian experience.” ~ John Stott
  54. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” ~ Oswald Chambers

  55. “Our justification from sins takes place at the point of saving faith, not at the point of water baptism, which usually occurs later. But if a person is already justified and has sins forgiven eternally at the point of saving faith, then baptism is not necessary for forgiveness of sins nor for the bestowal of new spiritual life. Baptism, then, is not necessary for salvation. But it is necessary if we are to be obedient to Christ, for he commanded baptism for all who believe in him.” ~ Wayne Grudem
  56. “Baptism is just as essential to salvation, as Faith and Repentance. Without being immersed in water no man can enter into the fullness of Celestial glory: for baptism is instituted for the remission of sins; and if a person does not take the necessary steps to obtain pardon of sins, of course, he cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.” ~ Orson Pratt
  57. “No one can begin a new life, unless he repent of the old.” ~ Saint Augustine

  58. “Baptism is the sacrament of allegiance of them that are to be received into the Kingdom of God, that is to say, into Eternal life, that is to say, to Remission of Sin. For as Eternal life was lost by the committing, so it is recovered by the remitting of men’s sins.” ~ Thomas Hobbes
  59. “If, in the case of the worst sinners and those who formerly sinned much against God, when afterwards they believe, the remission of their sins is granted and no one is held back from baptism and grace, how much more, then, should an infant not be held back, who, having but recently been born, has done no sin, except that, born of the flesh according to Adam, he has contracted the contagion of that old death from his first being born. For this very reason does he [an infant] approach more easily to receive the remission of sins: because the sins forgiven him are not his own but those of another” ~ Cyprian
  60. “When Joseph received the revelation that we have in our possession concerning the [baptism of the] dead, the subject was opened to him, not in full but in part… Then women were baptized for men and men for women, & c.” ~ Brigham Young
  61. “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.” ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.

  62. “Only what coronation is in an earthly way, baptism is in a heavenly way; God’s authoritative declaration in material form of a spiritual reality.” ~ Frederick William Robertson
  63. “And each one is a partaker of this spiritual origin in regeneration; and to every one when he is re-born, the water of baptism is like the Virgin’s womb; for the same Holy Spirit fills the font, Who filled the Virgin, that the sin, which that sacred conception overthrew, may be taken away by this mystical washing.” ~ Pope Leo I
  64. “After many painful trials, which none can know, but those who are taught to relinquish a system in which they had been educated, I settled down in the full persuasion, that the immersion of a professing believer in Christ is the only Christian baptism.” ~ Adoniram Judson
  65. “Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.” ~ Ira Gershwin

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