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Baptism

a new beginning

What is Christian Baptism?

Christian Baptism is an outward testimony of what has occurred inwardly in a believers life:
  • Christian baptism is, according to the Bible, an outward testimony of what has occurred
    inwardly in a believer’s life. Christian baptism illustrates a believer’s identification with
    Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
  • The Bible declares, “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus
    were baptized into his death? 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 6:3-4). In Christian baptism, the action of being immersed in
    the water symbolizes dying and being buried with Christ. The action of coming out of the
    water pictures Christ’s resurrection.

 

Requirements for a person to get baptized:
  • In Christian baptism, there are two requirements before a person is baptized:
    • The person being baptized must have trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior.
    • The person must understand what baptism signifies.
  • If a person knows the Lord Jesus as Savior, understands that Christian baptism is a step of
    obedience in publicly proclaiming his faith in Christ, and desires to be baptized, then there
    is no reason to prevent the believer from being baptized.
  • According to the Bible, Christian baptism is important because it is a step of obedience—
    publicly declaring faith in Christ and commitment to Him—an identification with Christ’s
    death, burial, and resurrection.

Should You Get Baptized?

If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to follow Jesus’ command to be
baptized as a public profession of your faith in him.

If you haven’t made a commitment to Jesus, you can learn more about him by reading your
Bible, praying to Jesus, coming to the Sunday Worship Experience and attending one of the
weekly Community Groups. When you are ready to make this next step, please let one of the
leaders or pastors know.

We then invite you to be baptized to make a public confession of your faith.

If you would like to get baptized, please email pastor Bogdan: bogdan@forward.fm.