Friday, December 08, 2006

Why Baptism?

It is all too often assumed that Baptism is an unimportant issue, the icing on the cake which can be left off for a perfectly fine dessert. Such, however, is not the case. Over the next few posts I hope to expound upon the importance of baptism, but for the time being let me simply list what are some of the key reasons for being baptized once you have professed faith in Christ.

- It is a testimony of obedience to Jesus' command
- It is identification with Christ
- It is confirmation of the church that they beleive you to be saved
- It is a public profession of faith
- It is the comitment to the community of faith
- It is an assertion of belief in the Trinity
- It is an Evangelistic Witness

Each of these points I hope to expound in upcoming posts but dwell on them now and consider more carefully what it means to be a baptized believer.


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