BAPTISM

 WHAT IS BAPTISM?

Those who are responding to God’s grace and receiving the gift of salvation will be counseled by the Pastor and will be baptized for the forgiveness of sins.  In the Bible this is explained in Acts 2:38, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” 

 

In baptism God claims us as His own and places His seal on us to show that we belong to God. In baptism God frees us from sin and death, uniting us with Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection. By water and the Holy Spirit we made members of the church, the body of Christ, and we are joined to Christ’s ministry of love, peace and justice.

 

On the day of their baptism those affirming their faith will respond to these three questions:

1.) Trusting in God, do you turn from the way of sin and evil?

2.) Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Lord and Savior?

3.) Will you follow Christ, obeying his Word and showing his love?