Water Baptism is to show that a person has chosen to leave their previous life (sin nature) or join a new one (life of faith & life in Jesus). It was used by teachers and preachers in the Bible, like John the Baptist, as a way for people to show they were leaving behind their old life and wanted to now live God’s way.
Jesus identified Water Baptism as a way for believers to show their commitment when He gave the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” We practice baptism by immersion in water, which is the way Jesus was baptized and the way the Bible describes.
Water Baptism is far more than a ritual or religious ceremony- it is a public, outward declaration of your faith. It associates you with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and represents that you have left behind your old life and have begun a new life following Jesus.
Water Baptism is NOT something you do to receive salvation or to become a Christian. It is something you do BECAUSE you have received salvation through faith in Jesus and have become a Christian (follower of Jesus Christ). Water Baptism is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to Jesus Christ. It also identifies you as being part of and committed to the “body of Christ”, the church.
This is why we only baptize people when they are old enough to understand what they are doing and have made their own choice to declare their faith publicly. You can sign-up today through your application, online or visit the INFO Bar at your campus.
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