The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after surrendering to Christ:"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins." (Acts 2:38) Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to Christ. It shows that Christ is at the center of my life, that I have come into a life-changing relationship with Him. It is an outward picture of what has already taken place on the inside. Being baptized does not make us a Christian, but shows others that we have already become a Christian. Like a wedding ring, baptism is a symbol of a commitment made, a declaration to others of our love and devotion in a new relationship.
People often have questions regarding baptism, like what if I've already been baptized? Do I have to do it again? Does it matter if someone is sprinkled or dunked? Many people's parents baptized them as infants or children, and although we believe that those parents were doing what they thought best as a way to dedicate their children to the Lord, the Bible only gives examples of adults who make that decision for themselves. So even if you were baptized as an infant, we'd love to see you take this step of obedience to decide for yourself to be baptized as a way to show your allegience to Christ. And, again, following the example shown in Scripture, we baptize by immersion (Mark 1:9-10).
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