Jesus Christ commands us to be baptized (Matthew 28:18-20), and therefore, all believers should be baptized. Immediately following Christ’s command, the Book of Acts describes the practice of administering baptism to almost every group or individual who believed in the preaching of the Gospel by the apostles (Acts 2:37-41; 8:5-13; 8:35-39; 9:10-18; 10:34-48; 16:13-15; 16:30-33; 18:8; and 19:1-6).
What does baptism symbolize?According to the Bible, the symbolism of baptism declares that three things happen to believers who are baptized:
1. They die with Christ to their old self
2. They rise with Christ to become a new creature; and
3. They are incorporated in their new life with a living community which looks for the coming of the Lord (Romans 6:1-11).
If you believe in the preaching of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, and have repented of your sins by confessing Christ Jesus as your savior, you are ready to be baptized. What next? We have Baptism services every 4th Sunday (and by request). You may also request additional teaching on this subject if necessary. Complete the Baptism Request form to get started.