What is Baptism?
What is baptism? Baptism is a public proclamation of our faith in Jesus Christ as our savior. It calls forth a believer’s public commitment to Christ, setting him or her on a lifelong track of open witness to the grace of God in the gospel.
Baptism itself does not save you. We are saved through trusting in Jesus’ death and resurrection. Scripture is clear that through faith our sins are forgiven, we’re counted righteous by God, and we’re reconciled to God (Rom. 3:21–31; 4:1–8; 5:1–11). Baptism depicts all these realities, but it doesn’t create them.
All this is why Jesus commands his disciples to baptize and be baptized. Baptism pictures and promotes the gospel.
Interested in Baptism?
Maybe you have some more questions about the act of baptism or how it relates to the gospel. Maybe you're ready to be baptized and you want to connect with the elders to discuss your decision.