— WHAT IS BAPTISM —
What is baptism?
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision. It’s a person publicly declaring how Jesus changed their life. Being baptized is showing others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and it allows them to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34).
Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives – and that’s worth getting excited about!
Why should I be baptized?
Jesus instructs everyone who has given their life to him to be baptized. He even set the example by being baptized himself (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1:9). Being baptized is being obedient to what Jesus has asked us to do(1 John 2:3). Because Jesus went public about His love for us, we can go public about our love for Him. Being baptized shows that we turn away from a life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us (Acts 2:38-41).
Do I need to be baptized again?
If you haven’t been baptized after you decided to follow Jesus, we want to help you take your next step of being baptized. Once you’ve taken that step, there’s no need to be baptized again.
God never asks us to take a next step that isn’t good for us. He always gives us more than we deserve or can imagine, including the joy we receive from listening to Him and doing what He says.