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Baptism is a public profession of a person’s faith in Jesus Christ. It is a way to “go public” with your faith and is the next step after your salvation.
What is Baptism?
Baptism literally means to “dip into water.” It carries the picture of clothing being dipped or immersed into a dye. The cloth is dipped in long enough to soak in the color and then removed, the cloth now resembling the color of the dye.
When Jesus died on the cross, His blood was shed for all humanity. He blood cleansed sin’s curse. Baptism is a symbol demonstrating that a believer in Jesus has been buried in Christ, raised to a new life in Him, and desires to grow to become more like Him.
When a person is baptized, he or she is proclaiming a commitment to follow Jesus as Lord. It demonstrates a washing away and repentance from sin. Baptism is a sign to others that one’s allegiance is pledged to God, not self. It identifies one with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. A believer does this in order to take on the likeness and attitude of Jesus - just like dye colors garments. A person who is baptized is choosing to take on the character and trains of Jesus.
Baptism does not make you a believer, but it demonstrates that you already believe. You are only saved through faith in Jesus!
Who Is Baptism For?
Baptism is for those who have already made a decision to follow Jesus. It is for those who have decided to follow the example of Jesus.
Why Is Baptism Important?
Baptism is important because it symbolizes and proclaims what Jesus has done in our life. It is a sign or covenant distinguishing a believer. The old sinful life is buried, and the new life is made alive in you! When one is brought out of the water at baptism, it symbolizes this new life with Christ.
When Should I Be Baptized?
As soon as you have decided to receive Christ into your life, and when you understand what baptism is and what it demonstrates, you should be baptized!
To schedule a baptism or to find our more information, please contact the church office!