Baptism Gift Ideas
One of the most significant occasions in the lives of Christians is the baptism of an infant, or of the adult who freely wishes to enter the New Covenant with Christ.
Baptism, as practiced today in many Christian communities, dates back to the baptisms performed by John the Baptist in the Jordan river, some time before the ministry of Jesus began. John’s was the baptism of repentance, and not in the name of Christ, but the symbolism of immersion in water to wash of sins and become pure, has similarities both with the immersion practices of Jews since the days of Moses and the latter Christian baptism that we see today.
Among Christians today there are different interpretations of the meaning of baptism. According to the traditional Catholic view the sacrament of baptism was necessary for salvation, a view shared by Eastern Orthodox Christians and Lutherans. Among Evangelicals the baptism is seen more as an outward sign of a decision made by a believer to accept Christ and become born again, which would then usually be followed by baptism. The idea is based on the words of Jesus, when he said, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again” (John 3:3) and in the words of Peter, “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (1 Peter 1:22-23).
“Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again” (John 3:3)
Regardless of theological views on the subject of baptism, it is a universal affirmation of the covenant with Christ and of being a child of God. As such it is perhaps the most joyous occasion in the life of Christians; to the individual, the family and community alike.
A commonly held tradition in regards to baptism, is the giving of gifts. In case of baptism of an infant the gift is normally given to the family as a whole, since it’s truly a family festivity. When celebrating the Covenant and bond with the Lord, what could be better than finding a truly meaningful gift, that aids in forging a deeper bond with Jesus? For that purpose we have at Galilee 33 developed unique gifts that relate to the time of Jesus and are suitable to all Christian occasion; among them baptism.
Among our unique gift baskets there is one that is perhaps especially suited as a baptism gift: the Jordan River unique Baptism Gifts gives a truly meaningful gift to someone celebrating the union with Christ.
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