By Admin. Updated 10:06 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Vincentian Seventh Day Adventist Pastor – Claudius Morgan officiated the baptism of Mr. Slinger Francisco, known as ‘The Mighty Sparrow’ today.
Today’s baptism took place in New York.
Mr. Francisco, who is 87-years-old, is now a full member of the Linden Seventh Day Adventist Church in New York.
According the Seventh-Day Adventist Church:
The biblical practice of baptism demonstrates a person’s commitment to Jesus Christ. It’s a public ceremony proclaiming that Jesus is their Lord and Savior.
Seventh-day Adventists believe and practice the biblical custom of baptism by immersion, in a similar way that Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.
This motion of immersion symbolizes Christ’s death and resurrection, which provides the forgiveness of our sins. By going through this symbolic act, we proclaim to accept Christ’s sacrifice and acknowledge Him as our Savior.
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