On Baptism

Why Should I Be Baptized?

To Follow the example set by Christ: “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

It demonstrates that I really am a Believer: “…many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized.” Acts 18:8

What is the meaning of Baptism?

It illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection: “For when you are baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” Col. 2:12

Why be baptized by immersion?

Because Jesus was baptized that way: “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.” Matthew 3:16

The word “baptized” means to “dip under water”.

Who should be baptized?

Every person who has believed in Christ: “Those who believed and accepted his message were baptized.” Acts 2:41

When should I be baptized?

As soon as you believe: “Those who believed…were baptized…that day!”  Acts 2:41

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