“Why should I get baptized?” “How do you know when you should be baptized?” “Do you have to be baptized to be saved?” “Why do some baptize babies?” “Why was Jesus baptized?”

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Let’s define it in a simple way:

Baptism is a ritual or practice involving water to identify someone as a disciple of Jesus.

That is why Jesus commanded that we baptize people—to mark them as a disciple.

"…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20


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How Do We Receive Christ?

In Romans 10:9-10, we learn that "if you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." In Acts 2:37-38, Peter presented the Gospel to the people gathered in Jerusalem. In response, they asked, "what shall we do?". His instructions were to repent and be baptized.

Why Should I Be Baptized?

A simple reason why Christians should be baptized is because it follows the example that Jesus set for us when he himself was baptized (Mark 1:9-11 and Matthew 3:13-16). Baptism accompanies the decision to follow Jesus, so as soon as you believe that Jesus is your Savior, you can be baptized. (Acts 8:12)

What Is The Meaning Of Baptism?

Baptism is rich with many layers of meaning throughout the Bible. It is the picture of forgiveness and new life, with water representing how faith in Jesus cleanses believers of their sin (Acts 22:16). Also, in going under the water and then resurfacing, we are expressing our belief in Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection and our own spiritual rebirth in Him. (Romans 6:4)

Why Be Baptized By Immersion?

In the language that the Bible was originally written in, the word for “baptize” literally means “to dip" or "immerse”, and baptisms in the Bible were done by immersion (i.e. Acts 8:38–39). Also, immersion best symbolizes a burial and resurrection. (Colossians 2:12)