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The bible has a lot to say concerning the symbolic practice called baptism. It is one of the two ordinances that God has given His church (the other being communion). Check out some of these common questions regarding baptism and then let us know if you’d like to take that step in your faith!

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What is baptism?

  • Baptism is a public declaration of faith in Jesus.

  • Baptism is a declaration of your intention and desire to live a new way of life through God’s power.

  • Baptism is a way to identify as a part of the church.

Who should be baptized?

  • Anyone who has believed in Christ as their savior and has not been baptized by immersion since their salvation (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12).

What does baptism mean?

  • Baptism illustrates Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (Colossians 2:12).

Why baptism by immersion?

  • Jesus was baptized this way (Matthew 3:16).

  • Every baptism in the bible was this way (Acts 8:38-39).

  • The word “baptize” actually means to dip under water. 

    • The Greek word baptizo means “to immerse or dip under water” or “to wash or cleanse.”

  • Immersion best symbolizes burial and resurrection (2 Corinthians 5:17).

What is baptism is NOT:

  • Baptism does not wash away your sins - only the blood of Jesus can do that.

  • Baptism does not make you a new creation - salvation through faith in Christ does that.

  • Baptism is not a promise to never sin again - it is a public declaration of your daily dependence on God.

When should I be baptized?

  • As soon as you believe (Acts 2:41)!

Baptism is an outward sign of an inward commitment.

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