WATER BAPTISM

Baptism literally means to be immersed in water. It is a physical act of conscious obedience by which you identify yourself with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection; it symbolizes the death of self and resurrection to a new life in Christ; and publically declares ones faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Historically and biblically speaking, it is not something to be taken lightly.

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FAQ's

Baptism literally means to be immersed in water. It is a physical act of conscious obedience by which a person identifies himself or herself with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection; symbolizes the death of his or her old self and resurrection to a new life in Christ; and publically declares his or her faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

Every follower of Christ.

Unless you had consciously submitted yourself to God, were aware of the significance of baptism and the statement you were making by being baptized at the time you were baptized, you should be re-baptized. Infant and child baptism usually has more to do with the faith of the parents than that of the child.

In the New Testament, many people were baptized immediately after accepting Christ; however, there are some examples of believers who weren’t baptized until a while later (most notably the Apostle Paul). Still, baptism is not something to be put off indefinitely. If we are true believers who want to follow Christ, then we will want to follow his example and get baptized as soon as possible.

Yes. We are saved through faith in Jesus – his shed blood, death and resurrection – not through baptism. Still, if we truly believe, we will follow Christ’s example and biblical command by getting baptized. It is an act of obedience and a declaration of trust that flows out of God’s work of salvation in our hearts.

No. Whether you get baptized in a formal church baptistery, in a pool, lake, stream or ocean, it is the state of your heart that determines the validity of your baptism, not the perceived holiness of the venue or water itself. The form is much less important than where your heart is at. In our baptisms, we seek to follow the examples we are given in the New Testament. That is why we baptize by fully immersing and in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost and, specifically, in Jesus’ name.

Certainly! There is no biblical prohibition against being re-baptized and doing so may be an important step in your spiritual growth. If you do not feel the above-mentioned criteria were met in your previous baptism; or, if at some point since being baptized you have fallen away from faith in God and would like to re-declare your trust and submission to Him; or, if you feel like you have entered or are entering a new period in your life and would like to express your commitment to God’s will and submission of your own will, then we encourage and invite you to get re-baptized.

No! That’s not even possible. We all struggle with sin from time to time, and we all fail at times. Until we die and go to Heaven, none of us is immune to this. The key is that when we do sin, we confess it, repent of it, humbly get back up, and go on trusting that Jesus blood has already cleansed us from all sin.