What Is The Significance Of The Pouring Of Water In Baptism & What Is The Significance Of The Burning Candle?


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J H Profile
J H answered
Baptism by water is one of two forms of Christian baptism. The other is baptism by the Spirit of God, which is given to all who accept Christ as Lord and Savior.

Water Baptism is a public declaration that the person has accepted Christ, and is symbolic of their entering into a new life. Some refer to it as "an outward expression of an inward change". Biblically, it is also called the 'pledge of a good conscience towards God' (1Peter 3:21). The Bible calls for all believers to be baptised, as most simply put in the book of Mark, which states that 'whoever believes and is baptised will be saved'.

It can also be seen as an annointing, since all believers are called to be 'priests' of God... Offering spiritual sacrifices, lifting up thanks and requests for intercession, and embodying the risen Christ in their lives and bringing his good news to all people.

The good news is that, though none of us are good, virtuous, or pure, God has offered us a way to come closer to him. That way is through his own reaching down to us in the form of his Son, Jesus of Nazareth.

The lighting of candles is a human tradition. As I understand it, some Christians light candles as both symbols of their prayers and of Christ as light of the world. As such, it is not necessary for any follower of Christ, but if this tradition brings people closer in their love for God, then may they draw joy and solace from it.
Anna Phillips Profile
Anna Phillips answered
Water is used with baptism because God ordained it that way. John the Baptist first performed water baptisms, and the apostles later followed the pattern, although the meaning changed.

Some churches use candles because Jesus referred to Himself as the Light of the World. However, it's not a required element of worship.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Water Baptism is a public, outward declaration that reflects a personal, inward faith. It associates the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and signifies the believer's death to the old life and his or her resurrection as a new creation in Christ (Romans 6:1–8; Colossians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17). In order to understand the reason for being water baptised, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it.
Joe Momma Profile
Joe Momma answered
Actually it's just a ritual, meant to be carried out by believers. Much like sacrificing animals, or humans or praying to the east five times a day, etc. Etc.
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Sarah jessica answered
Pouring water in baptism signifies that a person is as clean, virtuous, pious and most significantly as pure as water. This confirms a believer's piety and character.

Lighting candles is a mode of worshipping God. For many people, fire is the God!

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