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What is baptism?
Baptism is a public act in which a Christian is immersed in water by a pastor, church leader, or another Christian friend. At Coram Deo, this most often happens during Sunday services or other public gatherings.
What does baptism mean?
When we are baptized, we are publicly identifying ourselves with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When we go down into the water, we are declaring that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. When he died, we died. When we come up out of the water, we are declaring that Jesus rose victorious over sin and death, and that we too have new life in Christ. Because Jesus rose, we too will rise.
What does baptism do?
Baptism publicly places us within the family of God, the Church. It is a statement of unity with Jesus and his people. While baptism does not save us, it is a declaration of a life long commitment to Jesus, His people, and His mission.
If baptism doesn’t save me, why is it important?
The Bible commands all believers to be baptized. Therefore baptism is an issue of obedience. We get baptized because we love Jesus and want to obey Him. While the act of baptism does not save us, it does demonstrate our trust in Jesus. When a person gets baptized it is an incredible blessing to the church as it gives other Christians an opportunity to see the good work that Jesus is doing. Additionally, baptism can be a powerful demonstration to our friends who don’t yet know Jesus.