The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to follow Him. The Bible defines Baptism as:
- A sign of identification (Acts 8:36-38)
- Symbolic of death and resurrection (Romans 6:4-5)
- Representative of a cleansing (1 Peter 3:1)
- Important step of obedience in Scripture (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 John 2:3)
Baptism isn’t what saves you, but it’s an outward symbol of your inner commitment to follow Christ. In a way, baptism is a lot like a wedding ring. The ring doesn’t make you married, but it’s a symbol of your love and devotion to your spouse, and that your life is being lived for someone else. If you have further questions about baptism you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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