What Is Baptism?
Baptism is our way of showing the world and God that we are serious about our relationship with Him. It is our outward confession of our inward faith. The Bible is very clear: it says that we should “repent and be baptized” (Acts 2:38). Therefore, baptism is the first command we seek to obey when we begin a relationship with Him.
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Our next round of baptisms will be happening in the fall.
If you’re interested, please fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you.
Questions About Baptism
People often have questions regarding baptism. Take a few minutes to read the answers to these 5 common questions about baptism.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.” —Mark 1:9
Because Christ commands it.
“Jesus said, “Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.’”—Matthew 28:19-20
Because it demonstrates that we really are Christians.
“We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands.”—1 John 2:3
“ …Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and…He was buried and…He was raised on the third day….”—1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Baptism illustrates your new life as a Christian.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away.…”—2 Corinthians 5:17
“Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized.” —Acts 2:41
2. Our children only when they are old enough to believe and understand.
Note: Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children, a ceremony that is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on behalf of the child. In this, the parents promise to raise their child in the faith until he or she is old enough to make his/her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed, and it is very different from the baptism talked about in the Bible which was only for those old enough to believe.
Submersion in the water symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Being submersed underwater represents our death to sin and old way of life, and being raised out of the water is a picture of how Jesus raised us and gave us a fresh start in life (Romans 6:3-5).
If you believe getting baptized is your next step, sign up here.