BAPTISM LETS OTHERS KNOW WHERE YOU STAND
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you believe already. Baptism does not “save” you, only our faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you have already made in your heart.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith...it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9
WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
To Follow the example set by Jesus: Mark 1:9
To comply with Christ’s command: Matthew 28:19-20
To demonstrate that I really am a Christian.: Acts 18:8, 1 John 2:3
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
It illustrates Christ’s death and resurrection: Romans 6:3, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Colossians 2:12
It illustrates my new life as a Christian: 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:4
WHY BE BAPTIZED BY DUNKING?
Because Jesus was baptized this way: Matthew 3:16
Every baptism in the Bible was by dunking: Acts 8:38-39
The word “baptize” means to put under water, and It best symbolizes a burial and resurrection: Romans 6:4
“I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immersed, as the word imports and the mystery signifies.” Martin Luther
“The word ‘baptize’ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.” John Calvin
“Buried with Him, alludes to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church.” John Westley
SHOULD YOU BE BAPTIZED?
Every person who has believed in Christ should make their decision public through baptism. When you are ready to “bury” your old life and be “resurrected” in Christ’s life you are ready to be baptized: Acts 2:41, Acts 8:35-38
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