What is Baptism?
Baptism is commonly the second step a person takes when becomes a follower of Jesus. The first step is to accept the life, forgiveness, hope that Jesus Christ offers to everyone.
Baptism is a corporate and public recognition that as a believer you are taking the next step in your Christian walk. Baptism involves being submerged in water. This submersion symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus. When you are submerged and lifted out of the water you are illustrating that you have put to death your old sinful ways (lying, stealing, addiction, fear, doubt, etc..) and the are now living in a new life through faith in Jesus Christ.
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” – Romans 6:4
What is the difference between baby baptism and being baptised as an adult?
Many churches and denominations perform corporate blessings, christenings, or baptisms for young children under the discretion of their parents as a dedication to God.
We believe that when a young child grows up to become an adolescent, adult, or senior that he or she now has the ability to reflect their own personal choices. The first baptism was at the conviction of their parents, the second baptism is based on their own personal commitment to God.
Why get baptised?
An expression of our obedience to Jesus.
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” – Mark 16:16
Many believers in the early church were baptised as a sign of their repentance to sin and trust in Jesus. All, or most of these people were adults or young people.
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38
Want to get baptised or learn more?
We’d be happy to meet with you regarding the next step in your Christian faith or answer any questions you may have. Please call or email us.