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The Importance of Baptism
It is our desire as a church to discover what Scripture teaches, then to practice and teach it ourselves. In light of the following study, we believe in baptism by immersion following conversion, and we teach it as an important part of being a Christian.
Why Does Faith Baptist Church Emphasize Baptism?
A. Jesus ordained and commanded it.
B. The Apostles taught it. Acts 2:38; Peter tells the crowd to "repent and be baptized."
C. Acts show believers did it.
What Does Baptism Do?
A. Baptism is not necessary for salvation. If a person has received Christ but not yet been baptized, he or she is still assured of eternal life.
EXAMPLE: Luke 23:40-43; The thief on the cross next to Jesus believed and was not baptized, yet Jesus assured him he would be in heaven.
B. However, baptism is necessary if one wants to be an obedient disciple of Jesus. He commanded it, His apostles taught it, and His church has sought to practice it.
C. Baptism symbolizes what has already happened in your life.
Romans 6:1-6 describes being baptized into Christ's death and resurrection.
Baptism by immersion in water symbolizes our burial (being covered over with water) and our resurrection (being raised up out of the water) with Christ.
NOTE: The Greek term (baptizo) literally means "to immerse, to cover over completely."
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