Why be Baptized?
Why should I be baptized?
The noun and verb forms for baptism are used over 100 times in the New Testament. John the Baptist brought a baptism of repentance to Israel, which was an affront to the Pharisees because they didn’t feel they needed it. But John was prophesied about beforehand and his ministry was absolutely vital to prepare people for the coming of Christ. Jesus was baptized by John and started baptizing converts himself through his apostles. I say all this to bring to your attention the importance of baptism. It is not an afterthought of the Christian. It is not a minor issue. The New Testament church did not even consider the possibility of getting saved and not getting baptized; in fact baptism was the normal outward expression of faith (not walking an isle or saying a prayer). Baptism is like a wedding ring; it is a symbol of a covenant with God.
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