Why should I get I get baptized? In the book of Acts we find repeated incidences of individuals coming to Christ and then being baptized as a public confession of their faith. Baptism is a public declaration of an inward reality. In the waters of baptism, we are wordlessly saying, that we believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins, was buried and rose again from the dead as the payment for my sin, and now I have been cleansed from that sin and raised to new life.
It is important to note that baptism is not a means of salvation. Salvation is result of placing one’s trust in Christ as their personal savior. A believer is baptized as a public confession of their faith and obedience to Christ.
The mode of baptism in the gospel seems to be that of immersion, a mode which pictures the believer’s death, burial and resurrection in Christ. (Romans 6:1-4) It is important that new Christians be encouraged to be baptized both as a public confession of their faith and in obedience to Christ.
Should Infants be baptized? It is the position of this church that infants should not be baptized because they are incapable of deciding to trust in Jesus Christ as their personal savior. However, we do practice infant dedication as an opportunity for Christian parents to present their child before the Lord and publicly vow that they will assume the responsibility of raising the child in a way that pleases the Lord. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up below!
Our next baptism class is January 21, 9:00 A.M. – 10:10 A.M. in the library.
The next baptism will be January 28 during the worship gathering.