Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- You have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior;
- You shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life);
- You were symbolically washed clean and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. Contact us if you want to learn more.