Baptism

We believe that Baptism is a powerful symbol of the salvation that has already taken place in a Christian’s life! Baptism does not save you, only faith in Jesus Christ alone saves.

So Why be baptised?

Baptism is an outward sign that a person has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolises what takes place inwardly at the time of salvation: Acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, sharing in His death (dying to our self and sin) and resurrection (becoming a new creation in Christ). Being symbolically washed clean.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptised, baptism is also an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God.

What is baptism all about?

A good way to understand baptism is to look at a wedding ring. A wedding ring is worn by people who’ve committed their life in marriage to their mate. The ring doesn’t make them married but shows a reality (their marriage) that has already taken place, and so it is with baptism. Baptism doesn’t save you. It shows your salvation in Jesus Christ has taken place.

Baptism also depicts what happens when you become a Christian:
When you go into the water – it symbolises Jesus on the cross. When you go under the water it symbolises Jesus death on the cross. When you come up out of the water, it symbolises Jesus resurrected life.

What can you expect when you are baptised?

Much like Jesus’ own experience when he was baptised, many people experience a deep sense of God silently saying, “This is my child with whom I am well pleased.”

Also like Jesus, many people experience a greater level of intimacy with and empowerment from, the Holy Spirit after being baptised.

Come with faith and great expectation when you are baptised and see what God will do in your life!

If you are interested in being baptised please contact us