If you have made a decision to follow Jesus, we would encourage your next step to be baptism.
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is a way of declaring your commitment to the world that you are living for Jesus. By being “immersed”, you identify with and declare your allegiance to Jesus. It means you understand you have sin, that you need forgiveness and that you need a Savior. Because of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, you can experience new life in Christ. Baptism is a picture of that death, burial and resurrection. Baptism signifies a change from an observer, or seeker to a follower of Jesus.
Baptism is not an act that saves you. Baptism is not a ticket to heaven. It is a step of repentance and a declaring of Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
SHOULD I TAKE THE NEXT STEP OF BAPTISM?
If you have decided that Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection was a sacrifice for your sins, and because of that act of love we can now have a relationship with Him, then we encourage this next step in your journey. Through baptism you declare to everyone that you are putting you faith and trust in Jesus alone for salvation.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT BAPTISM?
Jesus did it. - Matthew 3:13-15
Jesus instructed his disciples to baptize. - Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus instructed us to be baptized. - Mark 16:16
The early church practiced baptism (immersion) when surrendering to Jesus. - Acts 2:42
WHAT ABOUT INFANT BAPTISM?
Infant baptism is a tradition in many churches. We don’t think it’s wrong, however we don’t see it taught in scripture. We think it’s great that parents cared enough to have their children baptized but in infant baptism, it’s the parents who made the decision. We feel that the decision to be baptized should be made by each individual and that they understand sin, repentance and love for God.
If you would like to talk to someone about being baptized, please contact us!