Water baptism is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ.
What is Baptism?
In order to understand the act of baptism, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it: Jesus himself was baptized. He was not a sinner, yet he humbled himself in obedience to identify with us to provide an example for us to follow.
Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, His burial in the tomb and His resurrection from the dead.
Ultimately, baptism declares that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for Christian life.
Want to know more?
People often have questions regarding baptism: Why should I be baptized? I’ve already been baptized, do I have to do it again? Does it matter whether you’re sprinkled or dunked? These are very good questions.
If you have questions about baptism and want to know more, join us at our next baptism class as we explore the biblical meaning of baptism and how we practice baptism at Real Life Church.
Our baptism classes are scheduled a few weeks prior to our Baptism Celebration weekends. Check back closer to a Baptism Celebration weekend to register for a class.