Baptism is a beautiful expression of one’s faith in Christ, believing that he died for our sins and that we’ve been given a second chance at eternal life. That said, baptism is a choice that you’ll have to make. Being pushed by someone against your will or merely following someone else’s actions shouldn’t be the reason you want to be baptized. Instead, you should do it believing that it’ll help strengthen your relationship with God, then you’re genuinely moved to take part in it.
If you’re thinking of getting baptized, here are four benefits you can enjoy from doing so:
- Become Part of a Community
When you declare to everyone that you believe in Jesus through baptism, you are becoming a part of a community that believes the same. Together, you can work to strengthen your relationship with God and to help each other stay on course. In other words, baptism makes everyone that has also been baptized responsible for each other’s spiritual journey.
- Builds Your Faith
Without faith, baptism is just like hopping into a swimming pool for a lovely Sunday swim. Really, without it, it has zero meaning. When you choose to be baptized, it must be because of your faith in the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. In doing so, not only do you strengthen your belief in that fact, but it also helps you unite with Christ.
- Shares Our Faith to Others
Just like how a wedding ceremony is a symbol and a way to show others that you are indeed taking your partner along your journey of life, baptism does the same thing. When you participate in baptism, people will be around to watch, and you’re telling them that you are a follower of Jesus.
In a way, baptism is your chance to share your belief of Jesus to others around you and the message that He left to the disciples, “…and make other disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-29).
- Start Life All Over
Baptism is a symbol that the sin is washed away. In other words, you restart life with a clean slate. When you are dipped in the water, the sin is washed away. When you are lifted back out of the water, you’re symbolically anew. We believe that your past stays in the water, dead, and you are born again the moment you rise. For those that stand and watch your baptism, it is an expression to them that you’re a new person, and that through the power of Christ, your sins are forgiven, and your life is changed.
Baptism is a crucial step in any believer’s spiritual journey with God. If you ever feel like you want to participate in a ceremony, or want to know more about it, feel free to contact us. We’d be more than happy to reach out to you and help you prepare for this beautiful occasion.