Just Before his ascension, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus’ word, make disciples, and baptize those who believe.
Christian baptism illustrates, in dramatic style, the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. At the same time, it also illustrates our death to sin and new life in christ. Romans 6:4 puts it this way: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life’.
Very simply, baptism is an outward testimony of the inward change in a believer’s life, an act of obedience to the Lord after salvation. Baptism does not save a person, but it does symbolize the salvation that a follower of Christ has received. It’s a public declaration of the redemptive work that God has done in someone’s life.
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