Baptism is a way of telling everyone, “I have decided to follow Jesus”. It takes a private relationship and makes it public. It takes the commitment to a whole other level. It’s a public confession of an inward reality.
Baptism is a powerful symbol of the most important reality. Death to our old selves and raised to life a new creation.
What is the meaning of baptism?
It is symbolic of Christ’s burial and resurrection. (I Corinthians 15:3-4)
Proclamation of a new life as a Christian. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Why should I be baptized?
Because Jesus set the example. (Mark 1:9)
Because Jesus commanded it. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Because it shows my decision to follow Jesus. (Acts 18:8)
How should I be baptized?
Following the example of Jesus (Matthew 3:16)
Who should be baptized?
Every person who has believed in Christ! (Acts 2:41)
When should I be baptized?
As soon as you have accepted Jesus into your life.