[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of May 3-5 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 57 - The Meaning of Baptism

[This is the last of a special group of six programs on the
subject, "The Values We Cherish," in which some basic
elements of the Christian religion have been discussed.]

HOST: When proud parents drive their new baby to church to be baptized, they may be unaware that baptism is one of the most debated subjects in Christendom. Most Christians agree that baptism is necessary in the life of a Christian. But just when baptism should take place, what form it should take, or whether it should take any outward form at all—these are questions on which there is sharp division.

Some Christians believe in infant baptism; some in adult baptism. Some believe in baptism by sprinkling, some by immersion. And some Christians who are equally sincere believe that baptism isn't a formal rite at all. They believe that the outward rite is only a symbol of the real thing.

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