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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 Church Emphasize Baptism?


A. Jesus ordained and commanded it.

  • Matthew 28:18-20; baptism is one of several aspects of the Great Commission.
  • John 3:22; Jesus helped His disciples baptize others.


B. The Apostles taught it.  Acts 2:38; Peter tells the crowd to "repent and be baptized."


C. Acts show believers did it.

  • Acts 2:41; 3000 believed, were baptized and added to the church.
  • Acts 8:12; Samaritans believed Philip and were baptized.
  • Acts 8:38; Ethiopian eunuch was baptized.
  • Acts 9:17-18; Saul (Paul) believed and was baptized.
  • Acts 10:47-48; Peter baptized the Gentiles who believed.
  • Acts 16:14-15; Paul baptized Lydia (with her household).
  • Acts 16:33; Philippian jailer was baptized with his household.
  • Acts 18:8; Corinthians and leader of synagogue were baptized.
  • Acts 19:2-5; Paul baptizes disciples of John the Baptist when they believe in Jesus Christ.


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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