If you have recently begun to trust Jesus Christ and/or have not yet been baptized as a believer in Jesus Christ, we want to invite you to be baptized and become part of Mercy Fellowship!
What is Baptism?
Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Baptism signifies that a person’s former way of life has been put to death while, simultaneously, being born again to a living hope in Jesus. Baptism is a physical act with spiritual meaning. The act of Baptism is the literal immersing of a believer under water and then bringing them forth out of the water. Symbolically, the person being baptized is plunged beneath the waters and brought forth in the same way that Jesus was buried in the earth and raised on their behalf in forgiveness of their sins.
When should we be Baptized?
Once a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and receives the seal of our faith in the person of the Holy Spirit, the Bible calls us to make our private commitment a public declaration. When we repent of our sin, trust in Jesus Christ for our salvation, we should be baptized (Acts 2:41)
Why should Christians be Baptized?
Simply, Jesus told us to be baptized. (Matthew 28:18) Additionally, all believers in Jesus Christ should be baptized to:
- Obey the commands of Christ.
- Give evidence of genuine saving faith as a disciple of Christ.
- Follow the example of Christ.
Who should be Baptized?
Every baptism in the New Testament is preceded by repentance of sin and faith in Jesus (Acts 22:16). In other words, only Christians who have repented of sin and have trusted in Jesus should be baptized. Therefore, baptism is not intended for non-Christians or children too young to demonstrate repentance and articulate faith.
How can I be Baptized or learn more?
If you would like to be baptized, sign up for our short baptism class or talk to a pastor about baptism. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org