Baptism is for the individual who has professed faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ and become his disciple. Being completely covered in water is a symbol of sharing in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It signifies that the individual has died with Christ and been raised to new life, with a transformed heart, free of the mastery of sin.
Baptism is a visual representation to God, the world and the church that a person has become part of an eternal community of believers based on their professed faith in the perfect work of Jesus Christ.
Candidates for Baptism Should Be Able To:
- Clearly communicate their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation and the message of the gospel.
- Demonstrate a desire to live a life “fully pleasing to him” (Col. 1:10), obeying all that Jesus commanded.
- Demonstrate a willingness to repent of sin and to turn away from the world.
- Increasingly exhibit the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) and progress in spiritual maturity.
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