What Is Baptism?
Baptism is the act of a BELIEVING Christian who wants to publicly confess their personal commitment to Jesus Christ. It is the symbolic WASHING AWAY of one’s old, sinful past and the RISING again to LIFE, God’s way. The act of baptism can be defined as an outward expression of an inward decision.
What does baptism mean?
Baptism illustrates Jesus’ BURIAL and RESURRECTION.
“Christ died for our sins … He was buried … and He rose again,” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Baptism illustrates NEW LIFE as a Christian.
“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead… so also we may live a NEW LIFE.” Romans 6:4
Baptism does not make you a Christian. It is a demonstration that you already believe Jesus has died for your sins. It is important to understand that baptism does not “save” you. You are “saved” only by your faith in Jesus.
“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
Why do we get baptized?
To follow the example set by CHRIST (Mark 1:9) & because Christ COMMANDED it. (Matthew 28:19-20)
When is a good time to get baptized?
As soon as you BELIEVE! THERE IS NO REASON TO DELAY! As soon as you have decided to trust Christ with your life, you can and should be baptized. If you’re waiting until you’re perfect, you’ll never be ready.
“Those who believe … were baptized … that day!” Acts 8:35-38
We would love to have you as part of our next baptism!