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what about baptism?

Why should I be baptized?

  • to follow the example set by Jesus - "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan." - Mark 1:9
  • because Jesus commanded it - "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" - Matthew 28:19
  • Baptism does not make you a believer - it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not save you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring - it's the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.

    Why baptism by immersion?

  • because Jesus was baptized by immersion - "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water." - Matthew 3:16a
  • because every baptism in the Bible was by immersion - (Example) "...then both Philip and the man went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water..." - Acts 8:38-39
  • "Baptize" literal means "to immerse in water"

    When should I be baptized?

  • as soon as you believe Jesus for your salvation! - "Those who believed...were baptized that day!" - Acts 2:41
  • at TLBC, we wait until our children have their parent's approval and are old enough to understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them
  • If you wait until you are "perfect," you'll never feel "good enough!" If you want more information about being baptized by TLBC, let us know.

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