F O U N D A T I O N S 52 Jesus and affirms all the points of the Christian faith as stated in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. 66 Baptism is a pledge to follow Jesus, come what may, obeying him in everything. The early Christians taught that just as a recruit becomes a soldier through taking an oath of allegiance, so baptism enlists us as soldiers for Christ, sworn to his service even at the cost of our lives.* 67 Baptism is therefore also incorporation into the body of Christ, “for in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.” Through baptism we become fellow members with all believers through the ages, sharing in “one body and one Spirit…one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.” Anyone who belongs to Christ will join with others who also belong to him: “He who does not gather with me scatters.” The Lord’s Supper 68 On the last evening before his death, Christ asked his disciples to remember him with a simple meal of bread and wine. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper in obedience to him, seeking to keep to simplicity and reverence. 69 The Lord’s Supper is first of all a meal of remembrance: “Do this in remembrance of me.” Through sharing * First Letter of Clement, 37.1–4 (ca. ad 80–100); Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to Polycarp, 6.2 (ca. ad 98–117). 1 Cor 15:1–8 Luke 9:23–25, 62 2 Tim 2:3–10; 2 Cor 10:3–5 Eph 6:10–20 1 Cor 12:12–13 nrsv Gal 3:26–28 Eph 4:4–6 Matt 12:30 Luke 22:14–19 1 Cor 11:24