The Bible teaches that baptism is a symbol—an outward expression of an inward decision. In the life of every Christian, it is an important first step of obedience to God in which he declares to others his faith in Christ. As a wedding ring identifies a husband with his wife so baptism identifies a Christian with Christ. That identity is in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
Romans 6:3-5 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:”
A physical baptism could never bring salvation; in John 3 Jesus said, “..that which is born of flesh is flesh, that which is born of Spirit is of the spirit”. Salvation is achieved only by being born again—by personally putting one’s faith in what Christ has done to provide eternal life. Baptism is a means of letting people know publicly that you have been saved and belong to Jesus.
If you have questions about baptism, please contact our church office. 623.202.2822
If you are interested in taking this important Next Step, below, you will find a button labeled, “I Have Decided”. This will take you to a form that we invite you to fill out and one of our staff will help you moving forward.