Baptism At Second Baptist Church
Now that you have decided to become a Christian you will want to continue the journey of faith and obedience to Christ. In any new journey there are important steps. One step we encourage you to take after accepting Christ as Savior is baptism.
At Second Baptist, we baptize by immersion. That’s the example we see throughout Scripture, and is the basis for the meaning of the word “baptize,” which means to immerse (or dip under) in water. We often refer to “believer’s baptism by immersion.” That phrase emphasizes two aspects of baptism that are important to believers.
One is that Baptists practice “believer’s baptism” which means that a person’s baptism should come after their profession of personal faith in Christ. And, Baptists practice baptism “by immersion” which means that the person being baptized is completely immersed in the water.
Baptism isn’t required for salvation, but it is the first step of faith for believers. The baptismal waters don’t save anyone. It’s Jesus that does that. Baptism is a picture of the work that Jesus has done in a person’s heart.
How will you be baptized? You will be asked to walk into a baptismal pool. The pastor will already be waiting in the water. He will announce to those present your commitment and desire to follow Christ in baptism. Next, he will immerse you into the water, and will bring you up out of the water.
Please let us know how we can help you along this faith journey. Email the church by clicking here.
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