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Getting baptized is simply a public declaration of your faith. This symbolic act of Water Baptism tells those around you that the sins of your past have been washed clean and you are showing the whole world through your baptism that you are basing your life on Jesus Christ, the solid rock. Going under water represents your old life, when you come out of the water represents your brand new life with Jesus Christ. When you are in a right relationship with Jesus Christ, you can live every single day with the assurance that God is going to give you guidance for our life. He sets you free!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BAPTISM

How do I know if I am I a candidate for Baptism?

Water Baptism is available for all those that proclaim Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Romans 10:9)

Why should I be baptized?

In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) Jesus said, “Go into the world preaching the Gospel, making disciples and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”  In Mark 1 and Matthew 3, Jesus Himself was baptized and commands His disciples to follow Him in water baptism.

Is baptism required for salvation?

No. Water baptism is an act of obedience after a person has received the forgiveness of God.  We should be baptized as soon as possible but is not required to receive the forgiveness of God.

Why am I baptized in the name of the Trinity?

Jesus told us Himself (Matthew 28:19-20) to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

I was baptized as a child, should I be re-baptized?

It is highly recommended.  Baptism is for followers of Jesus Christ after they have chosen to make Him their Savior and Lord.  If you were baptized before you understood the significance of your commitment, you should be re-baptized.

May I have my child baptized?

Yes, however, we do not baptized infants.  Baptism MUST be a personal choice and not a display or show for others.  A child must understand the importance of the decision they are making and be able to articulate their choice and reason for baptism.  Parents often request to have their child baptized for their own desire to witness a wonderful event in their child’s life, which is an invalid reason.   Baptism is NOT salvation. Baptism is to happen after a person knowingly understands the sacrifice of Christ.

How many times can I be baptized?

There is no limit to water baptism; many people choose to be baptized after a re-commitment is made or after they experience a new level in their relationship with God.  Baptism, however, should be revered and not done lightly, you should not choose to be re-baptized in order to be baptized by a “special person” or because you changed churches.

What will happen during water baptism?

You will be completely immersed, backwards into water, getting fully wet.  The pastor will say these words; “By the profession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, I now baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.  Then the pastor will slowly lay you backwards in the water, dunking your head, and then bring you out of the water.

Do I have to be fully immersed underwater?

Yes. Colossians 2:12 states that baptism symbolizes our being buried with Christ, dying in the flesh (going underwater) and then being raised with Him as we are born again (coming up out of the water).