Why Baptism?

Healthy families have family pride; members are not ashamed to be recognized as part of the family. Sadly, some church members never publicly identify themselves with God’s family by being baptized. Baptism is not some optional ritual to be delayed or postponed. It signifies your inclusion in God’s family. Baptism declares your faith, shares Christ’s burial and resurrection symbolizes your death to your old life and announces your new life in Christ. It is also a celebration of your inclusion in God’s family.

Your baptism is a physical picture of a spiritual truth. It represents what happened the moment God brought you into His family. Baptism does not make you a member of God’s family; only faith in Christ does that, but it is a visible reminder of an inward commitment made in your heart. The Bible says faith is something we do; not just what we feel. The only biblical condition is that you believe. If you haven’t been baptized as an expression of your faith in Christ, do so!

“It’s judgment time for Christians. We’re first in line. If it starts with us, think what it’s going to be like for those who refuse God’s message.”
1 Peter 4:17-19 TMB


Submitted by Deaconess Irene Gardon