More Than a Tradition
Most people have some idea about Baptism. It has been a part of church tradition for thousands of years. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward commitment made to Christ. Baptism is a public testimony of a person’s faith in Christ and a commitment to Him. It expresses our agreement with God about our sinful nature and what Jesus did so that we can be with God for eternity.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." —Ephesians 2:8
Who Should Be Baptized?
Why Should I Be Baptized?
- To follow Christ’s example. (Mark 1:9)
- To obey Christ’s command. (Matthew 28:19-20)
- To show I am Christ’s follower. (Acts 18:8; 1 John 2:3)
- To identify with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
- As a living testimony to the world. (Matthew 10:32)
The Symbolism of Baptism
- The Old Self Standing in the Water. (Romans 6:1-2)
- The Death of the Old Self Going Under the Water. (Romans 6:3-4a)
- The New Self Emerging Out of the Water. (Romans 6:4b)
How Should I Be Baptized?
At What Age Is a Child Ready To Be Baptized?
The Bible gives no age for when a child is ready to be baptized. For baptism to be a meaningful experience and an expression of faith, the significance of the symbology should be understood. There is no right age.
What Is the Next Step?
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