8.1.7 Faith and Holy Baptism with water

Like all other sacraments, Holy Baptism with water is dispensed on the basis of faith. Sacrament and faith belong together: "He who believes and is baptised will be saved" (Mark 16: 16). A person's faith is both a prerequisite for receiving the sacrament as well as his response to this act of God.


The unbelief into which a baptised person may fall cannot undo the validity of Holy Baptism with water. A validly dispensed Holy Baptism with water is not repeated.