New Life in Jesus
Upon hearing that Jesus Chris is Lord, the people were cut to the heart and asked the apostles what they must do? “Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
What Baptisms Are Like
Water Baptism Symbolizes
New Life in Jesus
The word baptism comes from the Greek word baptize, which means, “to submerge.” Water baptism, therefore, means to fully submerge in water. When a person gets baptized, they are lowered beneath the water to show how they have died to the old way of life without Christ and are buried with Him in His death. They are then raised up out of the water to show how they are united with Jesus in His resurrection and now share His new life under His Lordship.
We Are Not
The new covenant with Jesus
Public Profession of Faith
All who repent and believe in Chris as Savior and Lord are to be baptized, as seen in the Scriptures (Acts 8:12, 8:36-38, 9:18, 10:48). It’s a declaration to the world that they have died with Christ and are also raised with Him to walk in newness of life. “We are therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection” (Romans 6:4-5).
Water baptism is not the removal of dirt from the body, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God, who saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is nothing special about the water, and being baptized does not save you… confession Jesus Christ as Lord is what saves you, and when we place Jesus as Lord we begin to do what He says.
If You're Thinking
Why should i be baptized?
Because Jesus says so. His final instruction to His followers were very clear
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age”
Jesus, who was also baptized (Luke 3:21-22), says we must be born again. Disciples of Jesus obey what He says.
Ho do I know if I'm
Ready to Be Baptized?
(1 Peter 3:18)
If you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of God who was raised from the dead, then the appropriate response is:
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
There is a shift of identity that takes place as children of God when Jesus Christ takes the throne of your heart, your life, your everything.