Let's Talk: What Does The Bible Say?

Why Baptism is Important

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior. Baptism depicts the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Baptism comes before church membership. Baptized believers may participate in communion or the “Lord’s Supper.”

Here are some things the Bible says about baptism:

Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:35-39; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12.