WATER BAPTISM

Are you a new believer in Jesus wanting to find out more about being baptized? Or maybe you've been a believer for a while, but just haven't been baptized yet? If you want to find out more information and/or you want to register to be baptized, you'll find the answers to many questions and the link to register below.

 

Q: WHAT’S THE MEANING OF water BAPTISM?

A: Water baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection.  (1 Cor. 15:3-4; Col. 2:12)

A: It's a symbol of a person's new life as a Jesus-Follower. (Rom. 6:4)

A: Baptism does not “save” a person, nor make them a member of a particular church.  It's only through faith in Christ that a person is saved; and it is only by their own decision that they commit to partner with one church over another. (Eph. 2:8-9)


Q: WHY SHOULD WE  BE BAPTIZED?

A: We should be baptized to follow Christ’s example. (Mark 1:9)

A: Jesus told us to be baptized. (Matt. 28:19-20)

A: Baptism shows that a person is a Jesus-follower. (Acts 18:8)

A: Obeying Christ’s command shows that a person knows Him. (1 John 2:3) 

A: Baptism is linked to the forgiveness of sins. (Acts 2:38) 

 

Q: HOW SHOULD WE BE BAPTIZED?  

A: Just like Jesus was baptized, we should be baptized by being fully immersed in water. (Matt. 3:16)

A: Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion under water, symbolizing burial and resurrection (eg. Acts 8:39). The Greek word “baptize (baptizo)” literally means, “to immerse or dip under water”.

 

Q: WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?

A: Every person who has made a decision to follow Christ should be baptized. (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:15)

A: Since the one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ, we do not baptize children who are not old enough to make a personal decision to follow Christ.

 

Q: WHEN SHOULD a person BE BAPTIZED?

A: As soon as a person has decided to follow Jesus, they should be baptized. (Acts 2:41)

A: If a person believes in Jesus with all their heart, there is no reason to delay being baptized. (Acts 8:36-39)

 

Q: WHAT ABOUT BEING BAPTIZED TWICE?

A: Our church recommends that you be baptized again if you have not been baptized by immersion since you became a believer.  It does not devalue a prior experience, but simply reflects your desire to be baptized the same way Jesus was baptized.

 

Q: WHAT if i choose not to be baptized?

A: Since baptism does not “save” a person, if they choose not to be baptized by immersion, they are still saved by grace, and it does not affect their decision to follow Christ.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO BE WATER BAPTIZED