The word baptize means to dip, sink or to immerse. As a Christian, being immersed is simply an outward sign of what happens inside when you make the decision to accept and follow Christ. It shows symbolically how Jesus Christ was buried and resurrected.
WHEN SHOULD SOMEONE BE BAPTIZED?
3,000 people were baptized after believing in Jesus Christ (Acts. 2:41). You should be baptized when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. Choosing to be baptized is the first step of obedience to Christ that a believer makes.
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE BE BAPTIZED?
It is a new beginning for you! Jesus Himself was baptized (Matthew 3:16) as an example for us to follow. Baptism is a symbol that pictures the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. When you become a Christian you become a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17). Being immersed in water shows our sinful past is "buried" with Christ in His death. We are raised out of the water to live a new life with Christ living in us as our forgiver and leader (Colossians 2:12).
WHAT IF I WAS BAPTIZED AS AN INFANT?
Infant baptism is done in some churches. The Bible shows us stories of people getting baptized shortly after they decided to follow Christ (Acts. 8:36-38). An infant cannot make this decision, and the Bible is very clear that baptism follows a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
HOW DO YOU GET BAPTIZED?
The process of baptism is simple but extremely meaningful. The first step is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Then you will be led by a pastor through the process so you will have a clear understanding of baptism and the public statement it makes about your faith.
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