Grace Episcopal Church

 

Baptismal Renunciations and Affirmations

Question: Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces
of wickedness that rebel against God?
Answer :I renounce them.

Question :Do you renounce the evil powers of this world
which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God?
Answer: I renounce them.

Question :Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you
from the love of God?
Answer: I renounce them.

Question: Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as yourSavior?
Answer: I do.

Question: Do you put your whole trust in his grace and love?
Answer: I do.

Question: Do you promise to follow and obey him as yourLord?
Answer: I do.

After all have been presented, the Celebrant addresses thecongregation, saying

Will you who witness these vows do all in yourpower to support these persons in their life in Christ?
People :We will.

The Celebrant then says these or similar words
Let us join with those who are committing themselves to Christ and renew our own baptismal covenant.

The Baptismal Covenant

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?

People: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
People: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
People: I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the
prayers ?
People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human
being?
People: I will, with God’s help.

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