Baptism is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith. Baptism does not “save” you. There is nothing in the water that cleanses you of sin. It is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ. Matthew 28:19-20
Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross,His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from the dead. Colossians 2:12
Baptism is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. We bury the old life and rise to walk in a new life. Baptism is an outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart that is to be lived out and followed through on a daily basis. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Baptism does not make you a believer; it only shows that you are already one. Baptism does not save you; only your faith in Jesus Christ does that. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
How Are We To Be Baptized?
Our Savior, Jesus Christ provides us the example.. and we are to follow Him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:… Matthew 3:16
Every baptism in the Bible is by immersion under water. We learn from the book of Acts that this the way for every believer.
Who Should Be Baptized?
Every person who has confessed their sin and accepted Jesus Christ into their heart as their personal Savior. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: … Acts 2:41