Baptism is commanded by God
Jesus asked John the Baptist to baptise him “because we must do everything that is right” (Matthew 3:13-15).
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38)
Baptism is a Sacrament of the church
A sacrament is an “outward symbol of an inward grace.”
Baptism is the symbol of the new covenant God has with his people through the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a covenant based on Grace instead of law.
Baptism is the public confession of our faith in Jesus Christ as our Saviour & Lord.
Baptism is a symbol of being cleansed and purified by the blood of Jesus.
Issues to be considered in being baptised
- Have you made a personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Saviour?
- Do you desire to live your life in accordance with the teaching of God’s Word?
- Are you ready to make a public confession of your faith in Jesus through baptism?
- Are you willing to serve God in whatever ways he may ask through the use of your time, talents and possessions?