Don’t Delay Being Baptized in Water

This picture is when I baptized Lincoln, my 7 year old son last year.

One of the most powerful statements about water baptism, is when Jesus had his water baptism, and He revealed to John that water baptism was necessary to “fulfill all righteousness (Mt. 3:15).”  This doesn’t mean water baptism saves us, but if we refuse to be baptized in water their is something incomplete in our walk with Christ.

Water baptism is an act that God requires of every believer.   You never read of an un-baptized Christian anywhere in the Bible. In fact, baptism immediately followed a person’s salvation. They didn’t see it as something to be delayed or put off.

A wedding ring is an outward sign that a person is married.

A military uniform is an outward sign that a person is involved in that particular branch of service.

Similarly, water baptism is a symbol designed by God to identify a person as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Ultimately, it all goes back to Jesus’ statement in John 14:15. “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

If you want to be baptized this Sunday at CIL click here.

 

2 thoughts on “Don’t Delay Being Baptized in Water

  1. Good one, Thunder. I had a good talk with Jody Howard about infant baptism just last week. I still don’t agree with the premise of infant baptism, but I certainly saw a perspective that made sense. And, I am glad Maya has a great Mom and Dad in you and Emily.

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