The Blessing and Experience of Baptism
Baptism is important.
The Importance of Water Baptism
Christian water baptism is commanded by Jesus in the great commission in Matthew 28:19, as well as in other places in His teachings.
Peter and the apostles obeyed the command of Jesus when he preached “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.”
When he preached to the Gentiles in Acts ten, “he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.”
Water itself does not contain any saving virtue, but God has chosen to include it in His plan of salvation. Peter explained, “Baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (I Peter 3:21). According to Luke 7:30, “the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized.”
The Mode of Baptism
According to the Scriptures, the proper mode of baptism is immersion. “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water” (Matthew 3:16). “And they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him” (Acts 8:38). “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death” (Romans 6:4). A corpse is not buried by placing it on top of the ground and sprinkling a little soil on it, but by covering it completely.
When you get baptized, it will be a moment when all your sins are washed away.
Jesus put an exclamation mark on the importance of baptism. If you believe you will be baptized. If you don’t get baptized, you will be damned.
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Mark 16:16
In summary, Get baptized.
There is a great blessing in baptism.
Your sins are washed away. It brings us into the new covenant with Jesus Christ. It’s one part of the Born again experience described by Jesus in John chapter three.
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5
We must continue in the original pattern of the first believers following the great commission and command of Jesus Christ.
“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:37-38
Are you ready?
Know this, when you have repented and been baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, there is a great and glorious promise to be filled with the baptism and gift of the Holy Ghost.
This glorious gift is a separate and individual blessing that will bring you joy and peace!
Are you ready for the blessed experience of being baptized into Jesus Christ?
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