At 2|42, you will see people getting baptized all the time. Here is what it’s all about.
What is Baptism for?
In Romans 6|1-11, the apostle Paul explains how baptism by immersion identifies the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Going underwater signifies Jesus’ death and coming up out of the water illustrates His resurrection. Baptism symbolizes your commitment to enthrone Jesus as the Lord of your life and live like Him.
Baptism is how you say “yes” to Jesus! If you are ready to say “yes” this is your next step.
Ok! I am ready to be baptized. What do I do?
What if I was baptized when I was a baby?
If you were baptized as an infant, this was an act of faith on your parents’ part but not a decision of your own.
“Those who accepted (believed) his message were baptized …” – Acts 2|41
In this verse, there is a choice being made. It’s a step of faith. An infant can’t make that decision. We believe Scripture teaches that the commitment to be baptized should take place when someone is old enough to understand the decision they are making. If you are ready to make that decision, you should view it as the fulfillment of what your parents were doing for you.
If that’s you, baptism is your next step.