Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus - It's the next step after salvation
NEXT STEP – BAPTISM
1. What Is Baptism?
Baptism is a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life. Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you.
2. Why Should I Be Baptized?
Jesus instructs us to be baptized and set the example by being baptized.
Being baptized shows that we turn away from a life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us.
3. When’s the Best Time to Be Baptized?
Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to be baptized.
4. Do You Baptize Children?
As parents, we can help point our children to Jesus, but they are the ones to decide if they will commit their lives to Him.
At Elevate, we wait until children are old enough to express their own decision to follow Jesus and understand the meaning of baptism.
If your child has already asked Jesus into their life, they can be baptised.
5. What’s the Difference Between Sprinkling and Immersing?
Baptisms in the Bible were by immersion. The original word for baptism most often referred to being immersed or submerged in water. Jesus was baptized by being immersed in the water and rising out of it.
Submersion in the water symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Being submerged underwater represents our death to sin and old way of life, and being raised out of the water is a picture of how Jesus raised us and gave us a fresh start in life.
6. Do I need to be baptized again?
If you haven’t been baptized by immersion since you decided to follow Jesus, we want to help you take your next step of being baptized. Once you’ve taken that step, there’s no need to be baptized again.