135 Baptism Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of baptism quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about water baptism.

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Top 10 Baptism Quotes (BEST)

  1. When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. — C. S. Lewis
  2. 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
  3. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations — Oswald Chambers
  4. Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers. — Max Lucado
  5. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith. — Watchman Nee
  6. The baptism of the spirit will do for you, what a phone booth did for Clark Kent, it will change you into a different being. — Rod Parsley
  7. I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  8. There are two sides to this Baptism: The first is, you possess the Spirit; The second is that the Spirit possesses you. — Smith Wigglesworth
  9. No one can begin a new life, unless he repent of the old. — Saint Augustine
  10. If you are eagerly looking for salvation, and if you believe in God, you may ... become acquainted with the Christ of God, and, after being initiated [a reference to baptism], live a happy life. — Justin Martyr

The Most Famous Baptism Quotes

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And as the circumcised in the flesh, and not in the heart, have no part in God's good promises; even so they that be baptized in the flesh, and not in heart, have no part in Christ's blood. — William Tyndale

Within the Church, sins are forgiven in three ways: by baptism, by prayer, and by the greater humility of penance; yet God does not forgive sins except to the baptized. — Saint Augustine

When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden. — Carlos Santana

Learn to respect this sacred moment of birth, as fragile, as fleeting, as elusive as dawn. — Frederick Leboyer

As they say in the bible, that you're supposed to rejoice when people die and mourn when they're born, because it's one of the most painful acts you go through in life, is being born, and dying. — Gregg Allman

What we call birth Is but a beginning to be something else Than what we were before; and when we cease To be that something, then we call it death. — Ovid

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

Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. — Willie Dixon

Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries. — George W. Truett

Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life. — Ina May Gaskin

Short Baptism Quotes

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  • Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have. — Robin Lim
  • Birth: The first and direst of all disasters. — Ambrose Bierce
  • Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins. — Leonard Ravenhill
  • You see, I was the son of a baptist minister. — DeForest Kelley

Baptism Image Quotes

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Child Baptism Quotes

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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

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

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

To deny that in a child after baptism sin remains is to treat with contempt both Paul and Christ. — Pope Leo X

Even before baptism, a child or an adult can have the Holy Ghost testify to their hearts of sacred truth. They must act on that testimony to retain it, but it will guide them toward goodness. — Henry B. Eyring

The priest is not made. He must be born a priest; must inherit his office. I refer to the new birth-the birth of water and the Spirit. Thus all Christians must became priests, children of God and co-heirs with Christ the Most High Priest. — Martin Luther

Water Baptism Quotes

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By the help of the water of new birth, the stain of former years had been washed away, and a light from above, serene and pure, had been infused into my reconciled heart, — after that, by the agency of the Spirit breathed from heaven, a second birth had restored me to a new man. — Cyprian

Our real calling to be a compassionate Christian came when we stepped out of the waters of baptism… We don’t need a bishop’s assignment to be kind. We don’t need to sign up to be thoughtful. We don’t need to be sustained by our wards to be sensitive. — Chieko N. Okazaki

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

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

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

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

The Church received from the apostles the tradition of giving baptism even to infants. The apostles, to whom were committed the secrets of the divine sacraments, knew there are in everyone innate strains of [original] sin, which must be washed away through water and the Spirit — Origen

[Martin] Luther did not regard the water in baptism as common water, but as a water which had become, through the Word with its inherent divine power, a gracious water of life, a washing of regeneration. Through this divine efficacy of the Word the sacrament effects regeneration. — Louis Berkhof

And I am all the things I have ever loved: scuppernong wine, cool baptisms in silent water, dream books and number playing. — Toni Morrison

[Jesus] was born and baptized that by his suffering he might purify the water. — Ignatius of Antioch

Baptized In Quotes

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These three things God requires of all the Baptized: right faith in the heart, truth on the tongue, temperance in the body. — Gregory of Nazianzus

I was baptized into Christ. I died when He died. Sin’s power over me has been broken, in Jesus’ name! — T. B. Joshua

Through the opened heart, the world comes rushing in, the way oceans fill the smallest hole along the shore. It is the quietest sort of miracle: by simply being who we are, the world will come to fill us, to cleanse us, to baptize us, again and again. — Mark Nepo

Brave rifles! Veterans! You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel! — Winfield Scott

God's people should be baptized because God commanded it, not because some church requires it. — John R. Rice

At the end of the day, will God be interested primarily in whether I have been kind and helped others, or in whether I was baptized and how? — Andrew Solomon

October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace! — Rainbow Rowell

It is not permitted for a woman to speak in the church, nor is it permitted for her to teach, nor to baptize, nor to offer [the eucharist], nor to claim for herself a share in any masculine function- not to mention any priestly office. — Tertullian

Throughout this protracted and disgraceful assault on American womanhood, the clergy baptized each new insult and act of injustice in the name of the Christian religion, and uniformly asked God's blessing on proceedings that would have put to shame an assembly of Hottentots. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You can wake up every day looking forward to new adventures with hope smiling brightly before you because you have a Savior. You are baptized in His Church.... You just need to stay in, pressing forward with a brightness of hope to your heavenly home. — Julie B. Beck

Birth Certificate Quotes

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I was fortunate enough to be an American citizen by birth and I have the birth certificate to prove it. — Raul Labrador

A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate. — Donald Trump

Nowhere on your birth certificate did it say life would be fair — Trevor Jones

I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma. — Bill Maher

The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card. — E. L. Doctorow

My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

What do Obama and God have in common? Neither has a birth certificate. How do they differ? God does not think he's Obama. — Rush Limbaugh

I went to regular schools and I was home schooled a lot but I don't have any history in schools. Like, I literally don't exist. I didn't even get a birth certificate until the mid-80s. I always feel like I could be, like, 10 years younger, or maybe I'm 70! — Rose McGowan

And let's all be honest here; more of us believe in the American hero Sheriff Joe Arpaio's thorough investigation into your phony birth certificate and phony history than the phony media's smoke and mirrors. — Ted Nugent

Vickie Lynn Hogan is my birth certificate's name. — Anna Nicole Smith

Baptist Quotes

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Baptists never make love standing up. They're afraid someone might see them and think they're dancing. — Lewis Grizzard

Our religion seems foolish to you, but so does yours to me. The Baptists and Methodists and Presbyterians and the Catholics all have a different God. Why cannot we have one of our own? — Sitting Bull

God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better. — Billy Graham

There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after. — Adoniram Judson

My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us as we trust in Him. — Billy Graham

We should not pray for God to be on our side, but pray that we may be on God's side. — Billy Graham

I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn't hold 'em under long enough. — Kinky Friedman

Convictions are not merely beliefs we hold; they are those beliefs that hold us in their grip. — Albert Mohler

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil. — Richard Land

I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist... I hate fundamentalism in all its forms. Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty and capable of destroying the world. — Warren Mitchell

Baby Birth Quotes

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Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women-half of all people-that they are inferior and inadequate by taking away their power to give birth is a tragedy for all society. — Marsden Wagner

I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb. — Michel Odent

A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. — Grantly Dick-Read

It's not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth. — Barbara Katz Rothman

It's very healthy for a young girl to be deterred from promiscuity by fear of contracting a painful, incurable disease, or cervical cancer, or sterility, or the likelihood of giving birth to a dead, blind or brain-damaged baby (even ten years later when she may be happily married). — Phyllis Schlafly

A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. — Eda LeShan

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. — Robert Munsch

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There's people making babies to my music. That's nice. — Barry White

Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength — Barbara Katz Rothman

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility. — Kate Douglas Wiggin

Christened Quotes

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One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams. — Salvador Dali

A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love. — Helen Steiner Rice

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Prepare ye the way of the Lord. — Isaiah

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening. — Alice Roosevelt Longworth

What we do every St. Patty's day, which is wear green and drink a lot of Guinness. And maybe cry a little bit and laugh, and everyone will have to sing a song. That's how every funeral, christening, and wedding ends up in Ireland. Everyone ends up having to sing a song by the end of it. — Saoirse Ronan

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. — Neil Peart

If I had influence with the good fairy... I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life. — Rachel Carson

How I wish the mass media had christened me Joe instead of Joey. I hate Joey, not going to lie. Nobody I respect calls me it. — Joey Barton

I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet. — David Beckham

And the more pity that great folk should have count'nance in this world to drown or hang themselves more than their even-Christen. — William Shakespeare

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More Baptism Quotes

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And this food is called among us the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins and to regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined. — Justin Martyr

I can say, through the power of the Spirit that wherever God can get a people that will come together in one accord and one mind in the Word of God, the baptism of the Holy Ghost will fall upon them, like as at Cornelius' house. — William J. Seymour

We have the power of the Holy Cross, our holy symbol, the divine grace of Christ, only as long as we have the holy marking of the Holy Baptism, meaning we have denied the devil and sided with Christ, and received the Holy Marking, the seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit. — Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

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

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

Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

Baptism is not the work of man but of Christ, and this sacrament is so holy that it would not be defiled, even if the minister were a murderer. — Isidore of Seville

And we, too, being called by His will in Christ Jesus, are not justified by ourselves, nor by our own wisdom, or understanding, or godliness, or works which we have wrought in holiness of heart; but by that faith through which, from the beginning, Almighty God has justified all men; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. — Pope Clement I

The duende....Where is the duende? Through the empty archway a wind of the spirit enters, blowing insistently over the heads of the dead, in search of new landscapes and unknown accents: a wind with the odour of a child's saliva, crushed grass, and medusa's veil, announcing the endless baptism of freshly created things. — Federico Garcia Lorca

To the lover of the Lord Jesus Christ there can be nothing legal about baptism. It is simply the glad expression of a grateful heart recognizing its identity with Christ in death, burial, and resurrection. Many of us look back to the moment when we were thus baptized as one of the most precious experiences we have ever known. — Henry Allen Ironside

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

The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God. — Hans Urs von Balthasar

And when we come to refute them, we shall show in its fitting place that this class of men [i.e., the gnostics] has been instigated by satan to a denial of that baptism which is regeneration to God, and thus to a denial of the whole faith [by denying all physical aspects of spirituality, including the incarnatian and bodily resurrection of Jesus]. — Irenaeus of Lyons

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

Wherever the bishop shall appear, let the multitude of also be, just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the catholic [i.e., universal] church. It is not lawful either to baptize or to celebrate a love feast without the bishop, but whatever he approves of, that is also pleasing to God. — Ignatius of Antioch

As a man must be born before he can begin to lead his physical life, so he must be born to lead a Divine Life. That birth occurs in the Sacrament of Baptism. To survive, he must be nourished by Divine Life; that is done in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. — Fulton J. Sheen

It is a long baptism into the seas of humankind, my daughter. Better immersion than to live untouched. — Tillie Olsen

Baptize first the children; and if they can speak for themselves, let them do so. Otherwise, let their parents or other relatives speak for them. — Hippolytus of Rome

What have I done with my baptism and confirmation? Is Christ really at the center of my life? Do I have time for prayer in my life? Do I live my life as a vocation and mission? — Pope John Paul II

Men can be attracted but not forced to the faith. You may drive people to baptism, (but) you won't move them one step further in religion. — Alcuin

By Baptism we are made flesh of the Crucified — Pope Leo I

Manz, formerly one of Zwingli's closest allies, held that there was no biblical warrant for infant baptism. Refusing to recant his views, he was tied up and drowned in the River Limmat. — Alister E. McGrath

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

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

Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state. — Ira Gershwin

Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation. — Abraham Verghese

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