BAPTISM

What is Baptism?

A simple definition of baptism is, "An outward sign of an inward change." 

There are many verses in the bible that talk about baptism. 

Acts 2:38-39

Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away – all who have been called by the Lord our God.”

Acts 19:4-5

Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.” As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.” As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Who should be baptized?

Jesus commanded that all Christians be baptized as an initial act of obedience in discipleship. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38). At Calvary, we want to be obedient to Jesus and follow the apostle's lead in baptizing all believers upon profession of Faith in Jesus. (Acts 10:47-48)

If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are a new creation and the next step is to be baptized, declaring before God, your church and your community that you are now part of His eternal family. We are excited to celebrate your new life and obedience to God!

 

Other Things to Know

Baptism does not save us. You can only be saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. God designed our journey of faith so that when we put our faith in Christ, one of the next steps we take is making a public statement of our faith and celebrating the new life He has give us, through baptism.