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Who Should Be Baptized

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him.
Once a person admits that they are a sinner and turns to Christ for salvation, the Bible tells us to proclaim this life change. Baptism is a public testimony for people who have become believers and put their trust in Christ alone to be their Savior. It is also a step of obedience as Christ commands us to be baptized in His name.
You do not have to be baptized to have Christ in your heart any more than you must exchange rings to be pronounced man and wife. But if the inner commitment to trust Christ alone for salvation has been made, then the outward symbol of Baptism should be as valued and as visible as the gold ring on a newlywed’s finger.


Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin, and accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Believers are those who have:
  • realized that their sin has separated them from God.
  • learned that there is nothing they can DO to restore that relationship.
  • realized they cannot reach God just through good works or religious activity.
  • concluded that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for their sins is the only thing that can bridge the gap between them and God.
A believer is someone who has decided to trust Christ alone to be his or her Savior.

What Baptism Symbolizes

Baptism symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
  • You accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • You shared in his death and resurrection, illustrated through baptism by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
  • You were symbolically washed clean, and your sins were forgiven by his death on the cross.
Baptism is an act of obedience to Christ that follows an individual’s acceptance of salvation by God’s grace alone. Baptism isn’t a prerequisite for salvation; however, if an inner commitment to trust Christ alone for salvation has been made, then the outward symbol of that commitment—Baptism—should follow, as is modeled throughout the New Testament in the lives of those choosing to follow Christ.

Example Of What A Baptism Looks Like

If you are a teen or adult looking interested in baptism,
please check out the Baptism Process for your next steps.

If you are the parent of a child that is interested or asking about baptism,
please go to: Child Baptism.